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12/28/2007

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Schmooze Like a Yankee

The holidays are nigh upon us! On Monday evening, a weary Moscow begins its annual fortnight of well-deserved, well-oiled and largely apolitical revelry.

Booze Like a Muzhik

'Tis the season to be jolly! In Russia, it is difficult to talk about the holiday season without talking about gathering to drink alcohol or its more acute version -- drinking bout.

News in Brief

Fishermen ReleasedImedi Suspends BroadcastsMilitant Detonates Grenade

Putin Urges Cabinet to Work Hard

President Vladimir Putin instructed Cabinet members Thursday to work so intensely in the run-up to the presidential election that they could breathe a sigh of relief should he become the next prime minister.

Local Tree to Adorn Kremlin

The country's main New Year's tree in recent years has been brought in from Veliky Ustyug, a village about 1,000 kilometers northeast of Moscow that is considered the home of Grandfather Frost.

One Pedestrian Killed, 2 Injured by Police Vehicle

The Moscow Times
One young woman was killed and two others injured after they were mowed down by a police car while crossing the street in a crosswalk in southwest Moscow, police said Thursday.

Boeing Strikes $1Bln Titanium Deal

U.S. aviation giant Boeing on Thursday agreed to buy more than $1 billion worth of titanium components from domestic manufacturer VSMPO-Avisma for the 787 Dreamliner and other passenger aircraft.

VTB Selling EADS Stake for $1.4Bln

Reuters
State-controlled bank VTB has agreed to sell its 5 percent stake in European aerospace company EADS for about $1.43 billion to the state-owned Development Bank, a source close to the Development Bank board said Thursday.

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