Society / Russian cops to pass their driver’s tests again Russian cops to pass their driver’s tests again

29 Jul, 08:02 PM 244 comments

The high rate of traffic accidents in Russia has drawn the attention of the country's top policeman, who plans to ameliorate the situation by checking up on the skills of his subordinates.

Money / Russian customs wants to know where you got your money Russian customs wants to know where you got your money

29 Jul, 07:09 PM 225 comments

The Russian customs service is proposing new rules to gather information about large amounts of cash brought into the country.

Sports / Guus Hiddink includes new Chelsea midfielder Zhirkov in Russia’s squad against Argentina Guus Hiddink includes new Chelsea midfielder Zhirkov in Russia’s squad against Argentina

29 Jul, 06:25 PM 327 comments

New Chelsea midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been included in Guus Hiddink's Russia squad to face Argentina in a friendly next month.

Money / Airline passenger numbers fall 18% in Russia in 2009 Airline passenger numbers fall 18% in Russia in 2009

29 Jul, 06:17 PM 268 comments

Russia's airline industry saw passenger numbers slump by nearly a fifth in the first six months of 2009, although the depth of the slowdown eased in June.

Politics / Russian official warns US against participation in Georgia monitoring mission Russian official warns US against participation in Georgia monitoring mission

29 Jul, 05:17 PM 263 comments

A Russian Foreign Ministry official has said that any United States participation in the European Union’s monitoring mission in Georgia would be “extremely harmful,” and increase the likelihood that violence would flare up in the breakaway border regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Politics / Russia can join NATO, Obama administration says Russia can join NATO, Obama administration says

29 Jul, 03:26 PM 214 comments

The Obama administration is not ruling out the possibility of Russian membership in NATO.

Sports / Olympic champion Chakhkiev turns pro after signing contract with Universum Box-Promotion Olympic champion Chakhkiev turns pro after signing contract with Universum Box-Promotion

29 Jul, 03:07 PM 226 comments

2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and Russian amateur standout Rakhim Chakhkiev has inked a promotional contract with Universum Box-Promotion.



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