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10/27/2009

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OMON Police Raid Hydropower Plant

RusHydro, the state-controlled owner of the plant, said the surprise raid halted all activities there, snarling repair work and efforts to prepare the plant for the winter.

First Russian-Built Opel Makes Debut

The independently owned Avtotor plant has invested a joint 39 million euros ($58.6 million) with GM to start assembly of the Opel Astra and Opel Zafira.

Nurgaliyev Tells Police to Work With Press

The interior minister called a video conference to discuss ways of improving media communication and reinforcing work discipline and after a police officer in the Tuva region shot two traffic policemen before shooting himself with a service gun Saturday.

Siberian Lawmaker Arrested in Chile for Fraud

Sergei Zadnepryansky, 57, a lawmaker with the Isilkul town legislature in the Omsk region, is wanted on charges of failing to repay loans that employees at his Fortuna company secured on his behalf from Sberbank in 2004 and 2005.

Uproar Over Election Fraud Ends in a Fizzle

The outcome of Saturday’s talks resembled a fizzle after the uproar that led to it: Medvedev declared that the country was moving forward on the path of democracy and that he was open to changing election laws favoring United Russia.

FSB Links Altyn Case To Turkey

The FSB says Altyn 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.

Lawmaker Seeks Fewer Time Zones

United Russia deputy Gennady Lazarev says the time difference between the country's two coasts creates inconveniences for businessmen and politicians who frequently travel between Moscow and the Far East.

Naftogaz Denies Payment Problems

The Moscow Times
Naftogaz Ukrainy says it will pay Gazprom "on time and in full" for the gas it purchased in October, denying reports that it wouldn't.

Lenin Praised in Metro Once Again

The Moscow Times
Authorities have added another two lines to the 1944 Soviet anthem inscribed in Kurskaya metro station in August, including: “The great Lenin illuminated our way.”

Ingush Opposition Activist Laid to Rest

Reuters
Mourners gathered in drizzle at a graveyard in the village of Surkhakhi, about 10 kilometers outside Ingushetia’s biggest city, Nazran, to bury Maksharip Aushev at a family plot.

Proposed Beer Tax Threatens Carlsberg Factories

Reuters
Russia plans to triple the excise duty on beer from the current 3 rubles to bring in an extra 65 billion rubles ($2.25 billion) of revenues next year to plug the budget deficit of the recession-hit economy.

Russian Budget Grocer Dixy Posts 15% Sales Growth

Reuters
The company said in a statement that revenue was 39.6 billion rubles — $1.37 billion at the current rate.

Rebel Moldovan Region Seeks More Russian Peacekeepers

Reuters
Moldova lies on the doorstep of the European Union and may yet become a flashpoint in ties between the bloc, which has warmed to a Russia wary of losing its sphere of influence in one of its former Soviet allies.

RBC Agrees to Restructure $208M Debt

Reuters
RBC will convert half the debt into bonds maturing in 5 years with a 7 percent coupon. The rest will be converted into 8-year bonds with a 6 percent coupon or will be paid back in cash.
Stuffed animals lying beside a plaque of victims’ names Monday at the Dubrovka theater, where Chechen terrorists took hundreds of hostages on Oct. 26, 2002. The justice minister said new legislation was being drafted to boost the amount of compensation offered to victims of terrorism.

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Stuffed animals lying beside a plaque of victims’ names Monday at the Dubrovka theater, where Chechen terrorists took hundreds of hostages on Oct. 26, 2002. The justice minister said new legislation was being drafted to boost the amount of compensation offered to victims of terrorism.

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