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10/26/2009

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Putin Predicts Inflation Near 8%

The prime minister’s estimate is dramatically lower than the most optimistic forecasts from his government and the Central Bank.

All Eyes on Medvedev’s ‘Go, Russia!’ Speech

The president is asking for advice that he can incorporate into his state-of-the-nation address. But how much will he accept?

Ingush Opposition Leader Shot Dead

Unknown gunmen fired about 60 shots at Maksharip Aushev's Lada Priora at about 10 a.m. on the Kavkaz highway, killing him and badly injuring a woman passenger.

Altyn Accused of Smuggling Jewelry From Turkey

The FSB said the jewelry chain had an office in Istanbul that employed Kyrgyz nationals with tourist visas to buy jewelry items from small Turkish producers to be smuggled to Russia.

Nashi Sues 4 Foreign Newspapers For Libel

Nashi has filed the lawsuits in Moscow’s Savyolovsky District Court, which will determine a date for a preliminary hearing this week.

Lawmaker Wants to Cut Time Difference Between Moscow and Vladivostok

Gennady Lazarev, a United Russia deputy and rector of the Vladivostok State Economics and Service University, said the change would promote economic ties between Moscow and the Far East and reduce traffic jams in Vladivostok.

Luzhkov Fires Back At Kudrin

The Moscow Times
As the war of words between the mayor and the usually reticent foreign minister continues, Luzhkov disputed Kudrin's claim that expenses for Moscow officials had risen 24 percent this year.

Alfa Sells Office Property Taken From MIAN

By Anton Filatov / Vedomosti
Analysts estimate that the Severnoye Siyaniye complex on Ulitsa Pravdy could have gone for $85 million to $90 million, well under its $180 million precrisis valuation.

Storchak Trial May Start in Days

The Moscow Times
The Investigative Committee has sent Storchak's case to the Prosecutor General's Office, which has to decide within 10 days whether the case should go to court or be returned to investigators for further examination

Alfa, BasEl Agree on Some Restructuring

Combined Reports
Alfa Bank expects to sell its share of debt owed by Oleg Deripaska’s Russian Machines unit within one month to another creditor.

Putin Extends Freeze on Timber Duties

Combined Reports
The pledge drew a warm but cautious response from Finland, which had previously threatened to make the hike an issue for Russia’s long-running World Trade Organization accession talks.

Obama Phones Kremlin on Iran

Combined Reports
Obama thanked Medvedev for Russia’s leadership in developing the International Atomic Energy Agency's proposal to Iran, and both Medvedev and Obama affirmed their full support for it.

Marshals Seize Sold Apartments Over Developer's Debt

By Yelena Zborovskaya / Vedomosti
Baltiisky Bank is seeking to seize 1,700 apartments worth some 5 billion rubles ($173 million) to collect debt of only 250 million rubles from St. Petersburg developer Stroimontazh.
President Dmitry Medvedev holding a giant tennis racket as he visits a tennis school in Kazan on Friday. He called on government officials to resign from leadership posts in national sports organizations.

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President Dmitry Medvedev holding a giant tennis racket as he visits a tennis school in Kazan on Friday. He called on government officials to resign from leadership posts in national sports organizations.

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