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11/12/2009

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Medvedev Stresses Modernization in National Address

Reuters
In his highly anticipated state-of-the-nation address Thursday, the president discussed revitalizing the economy and expanding democracy but gave clear indications that the Kremlin's control over the country will not be eased.

Science at Crossroads, Medvedev Told

Russian science is at the brink of collapse, but it represents Medvedev's only hope of ending the economy's dependence on energy resources through modernization, scientists said.

More GovernorsТ Heads Are Expected to Roll

The ouster of SverdlovskТs governor should mark the start of a season of reshuffles, opposition politicians and analysts say.

Russia, Austria to Rush Pipeline Talks

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the two countries had agreed to work fast to complete a South Stream deal after a meeting in Moscow with his Austrian counterpart, Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann, where they also reached agreements in oil trade and on air flights.

Illegal Hunting Case Reopened After Huff

Alexander Bastrykin’s announcement came as an outcry grew over his decision to quietly close the investigation in August and — embarrassingly — just a day after his committee awarded Altai Governor Alexander Berdnikov, whose deputy is a suspect in the case, with a medal for cooperating with investigators.

Sukhoi Says Superjet Will Be Delayed

Earlier this month, Aeroflot head Vitaly Savelyev said the company expected to get its first delivery of Superjet aircraft by the end of the year, but the head of Sukhoi's parent company warned in August that there might be problems making the 2009 deadline.

Luzhkov Sues Zhirinovsky Over Corruption Claims

After the mayor filed a defamation lawsuit seeking 5 million rubles ($175,000) from Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, a countersuit for 10 times that amount was filed on Zhirinovsky's behalf.

2 Policemen Stop Eating Over Abuse Allegations

Two Moscow police officers have started a hunger strike after being accused of abuse of authority during the detention of a senator’s nephew.

Premier League Referee Attempts Suicide

Reuters
A police spokesman said Almir Kayumov, 44, was about to jump from the window of his apartment Monday but was talked out of it by emergency workers.

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