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10/22/2009

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Clock Ticking on State Corporations

Medvedev also urged business leaders to help the Kremlin fight graft and called for the imprisonment of court intermediaries, whom he described as “the highest form of corruption.”

Klepach Says Ruble May Hit 23 Next Year

But the comments from the Economic Development Ministry’s top forecaster are more of a warning than a prediction.

Duma OKs Budget, Vents Rage at Kudrin

The Duma passed the budget in a first reading after the three other Duma factions said they wouldn't support the Cabinet's spending plan.

Bashkortostan Breaks Up Banned Islamic Groups

Investigators have opened a criminal case into the activities of the groups in the regional capital, Ufa, and the town of Dyurtyuli, 125 kilometers northwest of Ufa, on charges of extremism, committee spokesman Viktor Butyrkin said by telephone.

Memorial Wins EU Human Rights Prize

Reuters
Announcing the award of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Parliament said the assembly hoped "to contribute to ending the circle of fear and violence surrounding human rights defenders in the Russian Federation."

Olympic Bear Creator Sues NTV Over Copyright

The Moscow Times
Artist Viktor Chizhikov created the brown bear for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and a bear resembling it has been used by NTV in its "Don't Give Up!" series, which features unusual Russians from distant parts of the country.

Biden: No Secret Deals With Moscow

Reuters
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says Poland is ready to assist in a revamped missile defense system unveiled by Washington last month.

Zyuganov Demands Dismissals

The leader of the Communist Party says he will "not allow votes to be stolen."

NATO Wants Closer Cooperation With Russia

AP
Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says NATO and Russia should launch a review of their common security challenges, and that he will discuss them with Russian leaders on a trip there in the coming weeks.

Ruble, Rupee Trade Use Discussed With India

Reuters
Major banks such as VEB, Sberbank and VTB on the Russian side and State Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Canara Bank on the Indian side took part in the meeting to discuss the possibility of bilateral trade.

Central Bank Signals More Cuts

Bloomberg
Policy makers, who on Sept. 29 cut the refinancing rate to 10 percent, are trying to combat restrictive lending conditions that threaten to slow economic recovery.
Medvedev entering a Kremlin hall for an RSPP meeting Wednesday. In the foreground is RSPP head Alexander Shokhin, left, and tycoon Mikhail Fridman.

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Medvedev entering a Kremlin hall for an RSPP meeting Wednesday. In the foreground is RSPP head Alexander Shokhin, left, and tycoon Mikhail Fridman.

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