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Presidium Moves to Raise Oil Output

The Presidium of the Cabinet emerged from its first-ever meeting Monday with good news for the oil industry, approving long-sought tax benefits aiming to ward off a production slump by promoting exploration and greenfield development.

Drivers Seethe as Gas Prices Climb

Ramil sometimes spends up to 24 hours a day in his taxi, trying to take in fares in a constant game of catch-up to stay ahead of the rapidly growing cost of living in Moscow.

City Garbage Plan Meets Hot Resistance

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On the best of days, the incinerator outside Olga Lipina’s apartment in Kozhukhovo emits only puffs of white smoke. On the worst, the emissions here in Moscow’s eastern outskirts can span the rainbow to pink and beyond.

Polyus Board Probes Director's Allegiance

A fresh dispute is brewing at Polyus Gold after the miner dropped independent director Lord Patrick Gillford as a nominee to the new board, pending an investigation into allegations that he is acting for Interros Group.

EU Backs Talks on Russia Pact

The European Union approved a negotiating mandate for a new partnership agreement with Russia on Monday after months of internal wrangling, and the EU presidency hoped a deal could be in place in two years.

Mr. Medvedev, Tear Down This Wall!

Russians have had much to celebrate recently. When Dima Bilan took first place in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, Russia pulled off a hat trick by winning top honors in football, hockey and music in the same month.

Bewitched by The Balkans

A popular Internet community helps connect Russians who love south Slavic culture.

Keeper Keen to Erase '04 Memories

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev has a personal score to settle at Euro 2008 after the bitter memory of missing out four years ago on becoming the youngest player in tournament history.

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