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11/30/2000

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3rd Term On Tap For Some Governors

The State Duma on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would allow many governors to seek a third term in office.

Greens' Signatures Dumped By CEC

The Central Elections Commission on Wednesday turned down 2.5 million signatures and dealt a blow to environmentalists' hopes of blocking the import of nuclear waste.

Radio Mayak Tunes In to the Future

Russia's most popular radio station has just taken a radical step up into FM in search of a more middle-class market.

Parliament, Not Deloitte Can Fix CB

The problems at the Central Bank will be inaccessible to Deloitte, just as they were to PWC — because auditors are only allowed to see what Gerashchenko lets them see.

It's Official: 'Democracy' Is Canceled

When Radio Russia first broadcast ""Democracy, Freedom, Human Rights"" nine years ago, its name mirrored the desires of post-Soviet Russia. But good things don't last forever.

The Lure of Arms for Iran

Legally speaking, Russia's arms contracts with Iran are more binding than the secret deal signed by U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin in 1995.

Kudrin, Khristenko Clash Over Oil Profits

A conflict is brewing between Deputy Prime Ministers Alexei Kudrin and Viktor Khristenko over the question of oil companies' profits.

Troops Sack Grozny's Central Market

The central market in the Chechen capital was in ruins and nearby streets were all but deserted Wednesday after military vehicles smashed the market stalls into the ground.

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