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01/13/2009

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Gas to Start Flowing to EU Tuesday

Gazprom will resume full exports to the European Union on Tuesday after Ukraine re-signed an agreement to allow international monitoring of EU-bound deliveries traversing its territory.

Tough Times Are Getting Worse for NGOs

Nongovernmental groups face the double whammy of pressure from authorities and a lack of funding during the crisis.

Rosneft Sees Output Up 2% in 2009

Reuters
Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft expects to boost oil and gas condensate output by 2 percent in 2009 and maintain positive free cash flow given that oil prices are above $50 per barrel, it said Monday.

Ruble Falls to 6-Year Low vs. Dollar

Bloomberg
The ruble slid to the weakest level in almost six years against the dollar after the Central Bank devalued the currency for a second day as declining oil prices threaten to deepen the country's economic crisis.

Putin Heeds Medvedev's Criticism

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told the Presidium on Monday that he was changing the rules under which ministries prepare documents and cooperate on joint projects in an apparent nod to criticism a day earlier from President Dmitry Medvedev.

Ukraine Standoff Sends Gas Price to 3-Year High

Bloomberg
Russia's efforts to extract more money from Ukraine by cutting off natural gas supplies sent the fuel to a three-year high in Europe and set up prices for a steeper decline.

Medvedev Opens Blog for Comments

President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday opened his video blog up for comments from visitors, promising to read the monitored remarks ""with great interest.""

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