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Anti-Kremlin Protest Rallies Undermine Russian Stability - Gorbachev

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 01:44
Opposition marches in Russia only undermined stability in the country, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has said.
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Poland Holds Consultations With Russia, U.S. Over Missile Shield Deployment

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 01:44
Polish Defense Minister Aleksander Szczyglo met Tuesday with Russian Ambassador to Poland Vladimir Grinin to discuss the deployment in Poland of elements of the U.S. anti-missile shield.
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Space Tourist's Return From ISS Delayed by Weather

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 01:44
U.S. space tourist Charles Simonyi enjoyed an extra day in space on Tuesday when boggy ground meant the date and location of his return to Earth in a capsule with two others had to be changed.
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Russia Won't Finish Bushehr NPP Construction in 2007 - Official

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 00:58
Russian nuclear contractor Atomstroyexport cannot complete the work on Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant by the end of 2007, Igor Ivanov, secretary of Russia's Security Council said on Tuesday, April 17. Ivanov sited cash crunch and technical problems as reasons for the delay.
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Kremlin Admits Local Police Over-Reacted During Weekend Protests

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 06:19
A Kremlin spokesman has admitted that local police over-reacted trying to keep order during the rallies this weekend but noticed that foreign media overstated the scale of the clashes.
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Mysterious U.S. Company Buys Yukos' Energy Assets

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 06:04
Mysterious company Monte-Valle, founded by unnamed U.S. citizen has won the fourth auction for sale of property of bankrupt Yukos Oil Company. The auction held on Tuesday, April 17, sold stakes in Russian energy companies previously owned by Yukos.
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Ukrainian Constitutional Court to Deal With Political Crisis

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 04:02
Ukraine's highest court has stepped into a constitutional crisis pitting the president against his prime minister in a power struggle over new elections.
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Wrong National Anthem Playes as Russian Athlete Wins Boston Marathon

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 03:17
Organizers of Boston Marathon has played wrong anthem as Russian Lidiya Grigoryeva won the race and accepted her trophy.
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Sotheby's Sells $9.6M Worth of Russian Art at First Auction

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 03:12
The first session of Russian art sale held by Sotheby's auction house on Monday, April 16, yielded $9.6 million.
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Safety Systems Disabled Before Lethal Coal Mine Blast - Russian Watchdog

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 03:05
A system designed to prevent miners working in unsafe conditions was knowingly switched off before a gas blast at a Russian colliery that killed more than 100 miners last month, the state safety watchdog said on Monday.
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Russia's Medvedev Visits Chechnya in Possible Start of Presidential Campaign

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 01:58
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev toured war-ravaged Chechnya on Monday to hail progress in reconstruction, the highest-level visitor for 16 months. Two wars between Russian forces and rebels since 1994 have wrecked much of the Caucasus republic's infrastructure.
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White House Blasts Russian Authorities for Demonstrations Breakdown

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 01:32
The White House Monday sharply criticized Russian officials for their handling of weekend protests.
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Kremlin Reiterates Putin's Intention to Quit as President in 2008

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 01:32
President Putin will definitely quit in about a year, and a new president will step in after democratic elections, first deputy presidential press secretary has said.
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Russia Opposes IMF, Insists on Right to Spend Windfall Oil Revenue Without Rules

MOScow News - Tue, 2007-04-17 01:03
Russian Finance Ministry announced that it opposes a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund to create rules governing how oil-exporting countries use windfall oil revenue.
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Russia to Merge Oil, Oil Product Pipelines into Single Company

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 09:34
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decree to merge crude and oil product pipeline operators Transneft and Transnefteproduct within five months, Thompson Financial reported on Monday, April 16, quoting Kremlin press service.
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Russian Billionaire to Revive Faberge Jewelry Brand

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 08:39
Viktor Vekselberg, Russian billionaire and co-owner of UC Rusal aluminium giant and TNK-BP oil venture, has teamed up with the founder of BHP Billiton Brian Gilbertson to produce jewelry under the famous Faberge trademark, Russian daily Kommersant reported on Monday, April 16.
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Russia Orders Probe Into Police Action During Anti-Kremlin Protests

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 07:50
St. Petersburg Governor has ordered an investigation into whether local police abused the civil rights of some 500 protesters at a weekend political rally.
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Russia Reiterates Berezovsky Extradition Request After Fresh Call for Coup

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 07:19
Russia on Monday asked Britain to deprive a Russian multimillionaire in exile in London of political refugee status and to extradite him back to Russia to face charges of fraud.
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Germany Condemns Russian Police Action at Weekend Anti-Putin Rallies

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 07:15
The German government has condemned Russian police use of 'excessive force' to break up weekend protests against the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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U.S. Responsible for Delay in Resumption of Six-Nation Talks on N. Korea - Russian Official

MOScow News - Mon, 2007-04-16 07:13
The main obstacle to the resumption of six-nation talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program is the U.S. inability stand by its financial obligations to North Korea, says Russian top official.
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