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02/19/2007

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Appointments

Ernst & Young has announced the appointment of Vasily Potapov as a partner in transaction advisory services of its Moscow office.

Contacts and Commitment

Hewlett-Packard's vice president in Russia has been with the company for about 30 years in more than 130 countries.

First Person

I was the captain of a steamship -- the first ever captain to work at this branch of Mosgorteplo, which supplies heating and hot water.

No Poison in This Berry

Poison always seemed like a strange name for a bar, not that it ever seemed to turn off the capital's well-to-do bohemians.

Restaurant News

Prichal, an elite restaurant located on the Moscow River outside of town, has opened its winter outdoor ice-skating rink.

U.S. and Israel Shun Unity Government

The United States and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.

Satellites Will Study Northern Lights

Five satellites were launched into space from Florida on Saturday aboard an unmanned Delta rocket to investigate electromagnetic storms, the dark side of the phenomenon that causes Earth's dazzling aurorae.

Republicans Block Debate on Bush's Troop Proposal

Republicans in the U.S. Senate for a second time blocked a symbolic attempt by Democrats to reject U.S. President George W. Bush's troop increase Saturday, but Republican defections were higher than before, suggesting cracks as the Iraq war dominates Congress' agenda.

Helicopter Crash Kills 8 U.S. Troops

Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and 14 injured when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Sunday.

Giving Ivanov the Necessary Promotion

In many countries, being moved from defense minister to first deputy prime minister might sound like a demotion.

No Good Old Days

It was funny, in a grim sort of way. Last week, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates responded to President Vladimir Putin's polemic attack on the United States by remembering the 50-year Cold War as a ""less complex time"" and saying he was ""almost nostalgic"" for its return.

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