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GDP Posts Weakest Growth in 3 Years

Economic growth fell to its slowest rate in three years in the third quarter, at 6.2 percent, the State Statistics Service reported Tuesday, and economists say even lower growth is in store for 2009.

From Kremlin Critic to Governor

Staff Writers
Exactly a year ago, then-President Vladimir Putin warned that the liberal opposition was trying to return to the power it enjoyed in the 1990s by staging street protests and enriching themselves, while bringing the country to its knees.

A Year On, Few Clues in an Opposition Death

Yury Chervochkin had no Internet connection at his apartment in this industrial town 100 kilometers south of Moscow where he lived with his mother and younger brother.

FAS Opens Case Against Steel Firms

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has opened a case against Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works and Oskol Electric Steel Works for allegedly setting unfair steel prices, Alexei Ulyanov, head of the service's Industry Control department, said in an interview Tuesday.

Child-Sex Crime Suspect Kept Behind Bars in U.S.

The Associated Press
A wealthy Russian-born entrepreneur remains jailed on child-sex charges while a U.S. judge who heard from dozens of his supporters ponders whether to release him to await trial.

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