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Chechen Woman Wins Compensation Case Against Russia in Strasbourg Court

MOScow News - Fri, 2007-04-06 01:08
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ordered Russia to pay a Chechen woman about $70,000 in compensation for moral damages related to her husband's disappearance and alleged killing in 2000.
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Russian HR Activists Criticize Bush for Meeting Russian General

MOScow News - Fri, 2007-04-06 00:40
Russian human rights groups on Thursday asked U.S. President George W. Bush to explain why he had a White House meeting with a Russian general accused of rights abuses in Chechnya.
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Ukrainian President Threatens Pro-Moscow Rivals With Prosecution

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 09:27
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on Thursday threatened to prosecute his prime minister if he refused to take part in a new election, escalating a standoff paralyzing the country.
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Russian Experts Say U.S. Destroyed Russian Research Satellite

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 04:25
Russian space experts believe that the Untied States may have used an anti-satellite weapon last month to destroy a small Russian research satellite.
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Tajikistan to Seek Return of Ancient Treasure From British Museum

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 04:22
Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon has instructed archaeologists to secure the return from the British Museum of an ancient collection of artifacts known as the Oxus Treasure.
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Pro-Moscow Strongman Inaugurated as Chechen President

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 02:16
Russia's troubled region of Chechnya prepared to install as its president on Thursday a 30-year-old amateur boxer whom human rights groups accuse of murdering and kidnapping civilians.
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Russia Welcomes Release of British Sailors by Iran

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 02:15
Russia welcomes the release of 15 British naval personnel by Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov has said.
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Gazprom Narrows Shtokman Shortlist to 4 as Chevron Loses Interest in Russian Project

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 00:47
Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom has narrowed the list of potential partners for its giant Shtokman gas field in the Arctic Barents Sea to four contenders as U.S. oil major Chevron lost interest in the project, a Gazprom source said on Wednesday, April 4.
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Poland Ready to Lift Veto on Russia-EU Partnership Talks

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-05 00:37
European officials announced on Thursday, April 5, that Poland has indicated its readiness to lift the veto on talks for the new EU-Russia partnership agreement, stalled over Moscow's ban on Polish meat and plant products.
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Former Russian Guantanamo Inmate Seeks Asylum in Netherlands

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 08:23
A Russian citizen who was arrested by the Americans in Afghanistan or Pakistan in 2002 held at the Guantanamo camp and later in 2004 handed to Russian authorities has requested political asylum in the Netherlands.
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Russia Launches World's Largest Icebreaker

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 07:48
The largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world has been put to sea and left St. Petersburg for Murmansk, a spokesman for a St. Petersburg-based ship maker has said.
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Russian Mechanics Jailed After Boy Gets Strangled by Elevator Doors

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 07:39
A district court in Moscow has sentenced two elevator mechanics to two years in prison colony each after an 8-year-old boy had been strangled by elevator doors in a high-rise apartment block.
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Ukrainian PM Boycotts Presidential Decree to Dissolve Parliament

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:18
Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich increased pressure on president Viktor Yushchenko on Wednesday, boycotting the campaign for a poll ordered by a leader aiming to restore his authority 2-1/2 years after the "Orange Revolution."
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U.S. Commerce Chief Speaks in Defense of PwC in View of Russia Probe

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:15
Russian authorities should not apply the law selectively in their legal probe of audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez has said.
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NYSE Chief Blasts London Stock Exchange Over Russian IPOs

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:06
The head of the New York Stock Exchange has launched a thinly veiled attack on the London Stock Exchange over its willingness to allow Russian companies to list.
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Eni-Neftegaz Wins Auction for Yukos Assets

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:06
Eni-Neftegaz has made the winning bid in an auction for a cluster of assets of the bankrupt Russian oil giant OAO Yukos. The bid was 151.5 billion rubles (5.82 billion U.S. dollars).
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Moscow Mayor Calls for Tight Control on Migrants

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:05
Moscow mayor, Yuriy Luzhkov, wants to crack down on outsiders, whom he says are responsible for 40 percent of the Russian capital's crime.
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Russian Exhibition at Auschwitz Closed Over History Disagreements

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 06:05
Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp have closed a Russian exhibition after Moscow changed it to describe eastern European citizens as Soviet.
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Georgia Says Will Not Support Russian WTO Bid

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 05:24
Georgia will not alter its position on Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization, the Caucasus state's economics minister has said.
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Russia Urges West and CIS Countries to Join Forces on Missile Defense

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-04 05:12
Russia`s Foreign Minister has invited EU and CIS countries to conduct a joint assessment of potential missile threats and expressed hopes that missile defense dialogue with NATO would be resumed soon.
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