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Corruption a problem in Russia's courts

Sep 3, 2012
Some businesspeople in Russia say corrupt courts make them vulnerable to the whims of corrupt officials and rivals who want to take their businesses.
Posted In: Russia, corruption

Why is Russia the place to be right now for carmakers?

Aug 30, 2012
Of all the European markets, Russia is the fastest growing. But why?
Posted In: Russia, auto market, manufacturing

Why Gazprom is halting Arctic gas field development

Aug 30, 2012
Ice is melting faster making it easier to extract oil and gas. But expenses and lower gas prices are proving troublesome for the Russian company.
Posted In: Russia, gazprom, natural gas

How Russia joining the WTO impacts the U.S.

Aug 22, 2012
After nearly two decades of negotiations, Russia is now officially a member of the World Trade Organization. It's an economic boon for Russia.
Posted In: Russia, import export, WTO

Russian rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to prison

Aug 17, 2012
The band's official crime is "hooliganism by religious hatred." But to many inside and outside Russia, the case has come to represent considerably more than that.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Pussy Riot

Russia likely to continue supplying arms to Syria

Jul 17, 2012
The U.S. has been pressing Russia to stop sending arms to Syria for much of the 16-month conflict between the government and opposition forces. Russia has said it will not make any new deals with Syria, but it looks like arms will continue to flow.
Posted In: syria, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut for pay

Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Posted In: space, NASA, Russia, Kazakhstan

Russia could pass controversial Internet bill

Jul 11, 2012
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Posted In: Russia, Internet, internet censorship

Russian lecturer forces students to take 23-hour exam

Jul 5, 2012
And you thought the SATs were exhausting.
Posted In: Russia

A new treaty could cost you Skype, freedom or both

Jun 25, 2012
Russia and the United States not seeing eye-to-eye on global agreement.
Posted In: internet censorship, Russia, supercomputer

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