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11/13/2009

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Speech Offers Few Specifics, Long Timelines

President Dmitry Medvedev laid out few specific plans to modernize the country in his state-of-the-nation address Thursday, but sometimes offered goals that stretch far beyond his current term.

Foreign Ministry Gets Investment Portfolio

The ministry is already developing specific strategies to boost trade with 30 countries as part of President Dmitry Medvedev’s push for greater innovation.

Barsukov Handed 14 Years for Fraud

Reputed crime boss Vladimir Barsukov, who has maintained his innocence, is believed to have led the powerful Tambov crime group in St. Petersburg in the 1990s.

3 State Corporations To Lose Status in ’10

Russian Technologies, Rusnano and Vneshekonombank could be transformed into state-controlled joint-stock companies in 2010.

Medvedev to Address APEC Summit

Medvedev will carry out bilateral talks with Chinese leader Hu Jintao, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. President Barack Obama at the APEC summit in Singapore.

Hiddink's Team Sizes Up Slovenia Ahead of Saturday's Match

AP
Defense has recently been the team's biggest strength, but coach Guus Hiddink is putting emphasis on his strikers ahead of the first match of the two-leg playoff at Luzhniki Stadium.

Medvedev Promises to Bring Democracy to Regions

But the president, speaking during his second annual state-of-the-nation address, also warned the opposition not to use democracy as a cover to “destabilize the state and split society."

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