Politics / Moldova’s opposition accuses Communists of misusing media and rigging elections Moldova’s opposition accuses Communists of misusing media and rigging elections

29 Jul, 11:58 PM 120 comments

The opposition in ex-Soviet Moldova has accused the ruling Communist Party of misusing the media and rigging this week's parliamentary election, urging voters to oust what it said was the last communist regime in Europe.

Politics / 40 arrested in Kyrgyzstan for protesting against election results 40 arrested in Kyrgyzstan for protesting against election results

29 Jul, 11:54 PM 121 comments

A rally of opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, has been broken up by police.

Money / IMF releases $3.3 billion loan installment to Ukraine IMF releases $3.3 billion loan installment to Ukraine

29 Jul, 11:47 PM 141 comments

The International Monetary Fund has approved the release of a $3.3 billion loan installment to Ukraine, bringing the total extended so far to about $10.9 billion.

Culture / Canadian bureau wins tender to build stage for Mariinsky Theatre Canadian bureau wins tender to build stage for Mariinsky Theatre

29 Jul, 11:31 PM 121 comments

Canadian architects have won the right to build a second stage at Russia's renowned Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, after many delays.

Society / Notorious Russian godfather shot in Moscow Notorious Russian godfather shot in Moscow

29 Jul, 11:29 PM 152 comments

Doctors are attempting to save the life of the notorious Russian mafia boss, Yaponchik, after he was shot leaving a Moscow restaurant.

Money / Russian AvtoVAZ denies report of almost 28,000 jobs cuts Russian AvtoVAZ denies report of almost 28,000 jobs cuts

29 Jul, 11:15 PM 131 comments

AvtoVAZ vice president Igor Komarov has denied reports that job cuts were announced at an AvtoVAZ suppliers' meeting and has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving its workforce.

Money / Russian court refuses to ban sale of Telenor's stake in Vimpelcom Russian court refuses to ban sale of Telenor's stake in Vimpelcom

29 Jul, 10:39 PM 117 comments

A Moscow court has refused to block the sale of Telenor's stake in Russia's second largest mobile phone company VimpelCom, paving the way for the Norwegian company to lose its Russian asset.



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