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Petition Pleads for Khodorkovsky Parole

Amid heavy drizzle outside the Chita Drama Theater, half a dozen campaigners on Wednesday gathered signatures for a petition to free jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the eve of his parole hearing.

Syrian Arms Talk Likely to Rile West

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might be hoping to capitalize on Moscow’s current diplomatic isolation to expand military cooperation with Russia as he meets with President Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi on Thursday.

Port's Problems Echo Troubles in Georgia

When Alan Middleton became CEO of the Poti Sea Port Corporation this spring, he thought he was moving to a position in a promising emerging market and not to what would soon be a war zone.

Medvedev, Tycoons To Discuss Tax Cuts

The president tells Potanin that he will meet with the RSPP big business group in September to talk over economic problems.

Russia to Hold the Line On Freddie, Fannie Debt

Russia is not planning to raise its exposure to debt issued by troubled U.S. agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but will not cut it rapidly, Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Pankin said Wednesday.

Activist Shareholder's Claims Thrown Out

A Moscow court on Wednesday rejected a demand by a minority shareholder that state oil giant Rosneft shed more light on its deals with oil trader Gunvor.

Predicting the Next Aug. 17

What is there about modern-day Russia and the month of August? Each year it is rare that the month passes without Moscow finding itself caught up in some history-making event. This year it is the war with Georgia.

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