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10/19/2009

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Yabloko Leader’s Vote Not Counted

Yabloko’s claim that its votes were tampered with came as evidence mounts of blatant falsifications in last weekend's elections, which were swept by United Russia and prompted a rare walkout in the State Duma last week.

Apartment Owners Win Right to Nix Ads

Huge advertisements on apartment buildings are a common sight in Moscow, even though residents have long complained that banners stretched across their windows deprive them of sunlight and cause damage.

Workers at AvtoVAZ Seek Nationalization

Police estimated that about 700 people participated in the sanctioned protest, which was organized by the independent Unity labor union, while estimates in local newspapers ranged up to 3,000.

New Communist Youth Group Sues OSCE for $40 Trillion

The group, called Generation of Victory, filed a suit against the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe for passing a resolution that equated the roles of Adolf Hitler’s Germany and Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union in starting World War II.

Hermitage Says New Tax Fraud Uncovered

Maintaining that a criminal group instigated a criminal case against it, the portfolio investor asks six government agencies to investigate its findings.

Business Schools Start Crisis-Themed Classes

By Tatyana Martyanova / Vedomosti
As the crisis turns more attention toward business schools and their responsibility for its aftermath, they will have to adjust to the fundamental changes in world economics and finance by introducing new classes.

Serb Jailed For Spying For U.S.

The Moscow Times
Alexander Georgievic was accused of teaming up with Russian businessman Viktor Kalyadin in 1998 to collect information about several short- and mid-range missile systems.

Cherkizovsky Fire Linked to Arson

The Moscow Times
The fire at the recently closed market broke out at 1 a.m. Saturday, and it took 28 firefighting brigades 5 1/2 hours to distinguish it.

AvtoVAZ Says Bankruptcy Possible

The Associated Press
After a 19.6 billion ruble ($668 million) loss in the January to June period this year, the company is burdened by debt and plans to cut thousands of jobs in the next couple years to survive.

Deripaska Denies Involvement in Spanish Money Laundering

Reuters
Deripaska's statement, issued late on Sunday, follows a report in Spanish newspaper El Mundo saying a Spanish High Court judge plans to travel to Moscow to interview Deripaska in connection with a money-laundering case.

Russia Shakes Fist With War Games

Reuters
Dressed in combat fatigues, the leaders of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan looked on as a new rapid reaction force staged military exercises Friday in Kazakhstan.

Norilsk H1 Profit Falls 84%

Reuters
The company also said first-half revenues fell 51 percent to $4.08 billion, in line with analysts' expectations of $4.11 billion.

Germany Brushes Off EU Doubts Over Opel

Combined Reports
The European Commission said Friday that Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes had written to Guttenberg voicing doubts about Germany’s offer to provide 4.5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) in financial aid for Opel as part of the deal.
Medvedev, leaving a helicopter to observe war games in Kazakhstan on Friday, is keeping mum about a Duma walkout over complaints of voting violations.

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Medvedev, leaving a helicopter to observe war games in Kazakhstan on Friday, is keeping mum about a Duma walkout over complaints of voting violations.

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