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Medvedev Promises Liquidity Injection

A concerted effort by President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials to bolster nervy Russian markets failed to impress investors Thursday, despite his pledge that the government would step in with extra funds to plug growing liquidity shortfalls.

Museum Boasts Tskhinvali 'War Trophies'

Vladimir Semchenko unloaded his latest booty on a table Thursday at the Central Armed Forces Museum: a soldier’s helmet, canteen and flashlight, as well as a notebook with a Georgian flag on the cover. On the metal helmet someone had scratched “Georgia 10.08.08.” in Russian.

Abkhazia Now Craves Investors’ Recognition

Abkhazia is looking to attract investors with sandy beaches, 220 days of sunshine every year and an airport that once served as a backup landing pad for the Soviet space shuttle.

Putin Says No Choice in Invasion

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a heated defense of Russia’s military actions against Georgia last month but told a gathering of foreign policy experts that Moscow is not seeking a new Cold War.

Big Names Raise Stake In LUKoil

LUKoil said Thursday that shareholders Vagit Alekperov and Leonid Fedun recently increased their interest in the company, which fell more than 14 percent this week before news of the acquisition.

Market Fall Eases Up On Day 3

The MICEX Index sank to the lowest since January 2006, dropping 3.7 percent to 1,073.02 at the close in Moscow. The dollar-denominated RTS retreated 2.7 percent to 1,298.08.

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