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Chinese Gas Deal Readied For Putin

Russian and Chinese officials forged “road maps” for cooperation in the gas sector during talks in Beijing on Sunday, and Gazprom and CNPC will sign the agreement on deliveries during Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s visit, which starts Monday.

Ballot Box Rejects Medvedev’s Vote

The president, wearing a shiny black leather coat, tried several times to get the electronic box to accept his ballot at a polling station in western Moscow as part of mayoral, regional and district elections that were held Sunday in 76 of the country’s 83 regions.

Gold Stocks Jump on Record Prices

As investors sought refuge from a weakening dollar and looming inflation, spot prices for gold climbed to an all-time high close of 1055.1 per ounce Thursday.

S7 Checked for 'Drunk' Pilot

A prosecutor's office spokeswoman said the check was triggered by media reports that German authorities had barred an S7 pilot from operating a flight from Frankfurt on Saturday after preflight testing found traces of alcohol in his blood.

Mitvol Gets a Funeral Bouquet

A Communist deputy delivered the flowers to Oleg Mitvol's office on Friday, saying they were to lament the death of "political freedom and decency" in the Northern Administrative District.

Sollers Car Plant to Open in December

The Vladivostok project, which received state backing in the summer, will be completed about a year after the federal government hiked import duties on used cars.

Medvedev Hopes Obama’s Nobel Will Aid Ties

The decision, which honored Obama more for words than deeds, prompted both praise and criticism around the world, including in Russia.

TNK-BP Mulls Iraq Oil Fields

But the company said that to date it had not signed any exploration and production contracts with the Iraqi government, including projects in the semiautonomous Kurdish region.

Ruble Hits Fresh 2009 Highs

The ruble has notched up six consecutive weeks of gains, powered by solid oil prices, broad-based dollar weakness and growing confidence that the worst is over for the recession-struck Russian economy and banking sector.

FDP Fears Germany Will Shoulder Entire Opel Debt

The party has been skeptical of the plan, orchestrated by Chancellor Angela Merkel's outgoing "grand coalition" government, to provide up to 4.5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in loan guarantees to Opel under the Russian-backed Magna deal.

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