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10/06/2009

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Alfa, Telenor Agree to $23Bln Merger

The partners announced the deal after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin last week met with Telenor chief executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas and invited more foreign investment in Russia at a conference in Moscow.

Foreign Media Fret Over Big Rent Hike

Notices sent by e-mail last week to foreign media declared that the hike would be by 50 percent to 100 percent.

Kremlin Advisers Warn Nashi Youth

The Kremlin’s human rights council said Nashi was in violation of Articles 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29 of the Constitution by picketing a journalist's home.

Radical Animal Activism Gains in Popularity

Dmitry Khudoyarov is on trial at Moscow's Cheryomushkinsky District Court on charges of killing a dog and permanently disabling a puppy by shooting them from his all-terrain vehicle.

Expats Spurn Pricey Rentals in ’09

The number of Russian tenants in elite housing jumped 250 percent in the first nine months of the year and accounted for 30 percent of the total rentals in the sector.

City Hall Vows New Recycling Program

In three years, Moscow will open a hydroseparator facility that will be able to sort 700,000 tons of garbage a year in Lyubertsy, a Moscow region town on the southeastern outskirts of the capital.

Mevedev Eliminates Economic Zones Agency

By Yevgenia Pismennaya / Vedomosti
President Dmitry Medvedev signed an order Monday eliminating the body, which was created at the initiative of German Gref during his tenure as economic development minister from 2000 to 2007.

Putin Says Privatizations Will Be at Market Price

Reuters
Putin, chairing a meeting on Russia's privatization strategy on Tuesday, said potential investors should not be offered any discounts to the market value of companies put on the block.

Shuvalov: Renault Will Invest More in AvtoVAZ

Reuters
The first deputy prime minister told a news conference that the amount to be invested by Renault would be determined after AvtoVAZ, Russia's largest car maker and producer of the Lada, unveils its investment program.

Pankin Denies Secret Oil Talks, Crude Nears $71

Combined Reports
Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Pankin denies a British newspaper report that countries including Russia, China and the Gulf states were in secret talks to replace the dollar with a basket of currencies in oil trading.

Bastrykin Proposes Corporate Raiding Law

The Moscow Times
Bastrykin also said criminal punishment must also be stipulated for private and state registry offices that act as accomplices in corporate raiding.
A crow picking through a Moscow garbage canister. City Hall promised Monday to start a recycling program instead of pressing ahead with an unpopular plan to build six waste incinerators. Environmentalists worry that the sudden change of heart is populist rhetoric before weekend elections.

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A crow picking through a Moscow garbage canister. City Hall promised Monday to start a recycling program instead of pressing ahead with an unpopular plan to build six waste incinerators. Environmentalists worry that the sudden change of heart is populist rhetoric before weekend elections.

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