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10/14/2009

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Gas Tops Putin’s Deals in Beijing

Other deals signed Tuesday centered largely on Chinese investment in Russian mining and construction projects and for cooperation in building high-speed railways.

Clinton Fails to Advance U.S. Case on Iran

But President Dmitry Medvedev assured Clinton that relations had improved greatly this year, warm words for a secretary of state who was left red-faced when she produced a misspelled reset button as a souvenir at her first round of diplomatic talks with Russia last spring.

Gref in the Dark on Opel Signing This Week

The Sberbank chief, unaware of reports that the deal for his bank to purchase GM's Opel could be finalized this week, also said an industrial partner for Opel has not been chosen.

Policeman Shoots 2, Kills Self In Omsk

Alexander Mets, 21, a police lieutenant from the town 150 kilometers northwest of Omsk, is suspected of acting out of jealousy when he killed his 21-year-old girlfriend on Monday afternoon in Omsk.

Leather and Gold at Ivankov’s Burial

Vyacheslav Ivankov, a legendary criminal known as Yaponchik for his slightly Asian appearance, died Friday at the age of 69 in a Moscow hospital from injuries sustained in a July 28 shooting.

Lawyer Who Fought Nepotism Cleared of Fraud

Inna Yermoshkina, who was passed over in several tenders for notary permits, sued the commission that organizes the tenders three times in 2008, accusing it of illegally helping the relatives of senior officials obtain Moscow permits while denying them to lawyers like herself.

Suspect in Yacht Case Freed

Andrei Lomakin, a co-owner of Burevestnik and CEO of Aston Martin Moscow, was freed after unidentified people vouched for him.

VEB Gets $500M for Property Project

The site, once owned by Globex Bank, came into VEB's possession after the state development bank acquired Globex, which had acute liquidity problems, in October 2008 for a symbolic 5,000 rubles ($170).

Russian Arms Negotiator Discusses "Unanswered Questions"

Reuters
Sergei Ryabkov, who is also deputy foreign minister, said U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to scrap Bush-era missile defense plans opposed by Russia had changed the atmosphere but left some basic questions unanswered.

Power Outage Stops Oil Flowing Through Ukraine

Reuters
Refiners in Hungary and the Czech Republic, which along with Slovakia could be the worst affected, said they expected no material damage as long as flows were resumed within a few days.

Ruble Continues to Rise as Dollar Gets Hammered

Reuters
Profit-taking, which on Tuesday brought the ruble down slightly, was still seen on Wednesday, despite crude prices rising to their 2009 high and further broad hammering of the dollar.
A crowd thronging around the coffin of reputed mobster Vyacheslav Ivankov at Vagankovskoye Cemetery on Tuesday. The leather coats, gold chains and bodyguards were reminiscent of a mafia movie.

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A crowd thronging around the coffin of reputed mobster Vyacheslav Ivankov at Vagankovskoye Cemetery on Tuesday. The leather coats, gold chains and bodyguards were reminiscent of a mafia movie.

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