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09/17/2013

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Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Police Officers in Chechnya

The Associated Press
Three policemen were killed and six others wounded Monday in a pair of attacks in Chechnya and Ingushetia, while another attempted attack on a police station in Ingushetia was foiled, authorities said.

Putin Demands Reforms After Fire on Nuclear Sub (Video)

A fire broke out Monday morning on a nuclear-powered submarine docked for repairs in a town near Vladivostok, temporarily sparking fears that radioactive material could leak out.

Construction Permits Again Being Issued for New Moscow

The Moscow Times
Developers have started to receive construction permits for projects located in the area of expanded Moscow for the first time since the territory was officially made part of the city last summer.

44% of Russians Call Ruling Party 'Crooks and Thieves' - Poll

RIA Novosti
Almost half of all Russians, 44 percent, agree with opposition leader Alexei Navalny that the ruling United Russia party is made up of "crooks and thieves," a recent opinion poll showed Monday, a significant increase from two years ago.

U.S.-Russia Deal on Syria Gets Off to Wobbly Start

Two days after reaching a lauded agreement on resolving the Syria conflict, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have voiced opposing approaches on how the agreement should be implemented.

Alrosa Profit Doubles

Reuters
State-owned diamond mining group Alrosa, preparing for a share sale within the next few weeks, said Monday that its second-quarter net profit more than doubled because currency losses had halved.

Wage Growth Stagnant on High Inflation, Economic Slowdown

Moscow jobs pay 40 percent more compared to similar positions in regional centers, but wage growth has remained stagnant in the last five years across all regions in the country, according to findings from international consulting firm Hay Group.

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