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08/10/2007

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Kudrin Bashes IMF ProcessRussneft Gets Issue BanVTB to Finance Polyus Buy?Golden Telecom Q2 Net UpRusAl Upgrades SmelterHighland Sells 3 MinesOGK-3 Nets $173 millionVozrozhdeniye Net DoublesKagazy Buys Board MakerOTP Bank Hires KorovinSanoma Buys Kiosk Chain

New Tensions Arise Among Neighbors

On Monday, a missile crashed into the ground near a village in Georgia. The weapon failed to detonate, but the event has nevertheless sparked new tensions between the small, democratic country and Russia, its former overlord to the north.

Ivanov's Illusory Military Growth

For some time now, the Kremlin has been having some real difficulties dealing with how it presents certain information to the public. It is becoming trickier to find just the right words to describe meetings between President Vladimir Putin and the leading candidates to become the next president.

Tricky Double-Entendres

Learning a foreign language is an embarrassing process. Years ago, when I was still struggling with ""real Russian,"" as opposed to the very correct literary Russian I'd been taught, I visited a married couple and tripped over the doorsill as I entered their apartment.

Senior Yevroset Executives Quizzed

Senior executives at Yevroset, the country's largest cell phone retailer, were questioned Thursday by prosecutors investigating contraband handsets following a search of their homes.

Gazprom Seeks U.K. Power Assets

Gazprom is seeking stakes in E.On power assets in Britain as part of a broader asset swap deal between the two firms, Vedomosti reported Thursday.

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