Two members of the Pussy Riot punk group were freed today under an amnesty signed by President Vladimir Putin months shy of Russia’s first staging of the Winter Olympics and the women’s planned release from prison.
Hamburg is emerging as the biggest European beneficiary of Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization, which is spurring feeder services from Germany’s largest port and cementing its status as a container transfer hub between Asia and the Baltic Sea.
OAO GAZ , the automaker controlled by billionaire Oleg Deripaska , aims to reach deals with General Motors Co . and Volkswagen AG by the end of next month to produce cars in Russia, GAZ Chief Executive Officer Bo Andersson said.
Zenit St. Petersburg striker Danko Lazovic was shocked with a stun gun by Nizhny Novgorod police after a soccer game against FC Volga in the western Russian city, Zenit said in a statement on its website late yesterday.