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11/16/2009

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Medvedev Offers APEC Few Specifics

Speaking in Singapore at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Medvedev largely echoed comments from his Thursday state-of-the-nation address and an article that he published the following day in The Economist.

Diploma Rule Adds to Foreigners Headaches

Migration officials, who have demanded that foreigners supply their diplomas proving their qualifications in order to obtain work permits for the past decade, started in September to also require that the diplomas be submitted with an apostille, a stamp from the foreigners Foreign Ministry.

Bulbov Released After 2 Years

The Moscow Times
The Federal Drug Control Service officer walked out of Moscows Lefortovo jail late Friday following a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that threw out a lower court decision to keep him in jail.

New YouTube Videos Criticize Corruption

A growing group of law enforcement officials are responding to Novorossiisk police Major Alexei Dymovskys videotaped appeal last week to denounce corruption.

Satirical Ad Campaign Falls Afoul of Agencies

The Newsweek spots each feature a positive slogan such as The officials have stated their incomes, or Trust in the courts is growing in Russia with a pair of hands somehow mocking or discrediting the statement.

Slovenia Signs Up to South Stream

Combined Reports
Slovenias approval brings the South Stream pipeline a step closer to being built, but its backers Gazprom and Italys Eni still need billions of dollars to finance the project.

Putin Calls Hip-Hop a Cure for Booze, Drugs

The prime minister won lavish praise from the hip-hoppers at an awards show Friday, even though he often looked uncomfortably detached, standing in front of a dancing crowd, clapping his hands and not moving his body.

WHOs Fears Over Ukraines Flu Ease

Combined Reports
The organization says it is less concerned about the country's H1N1 problem than it had been initially, saying large numbers of respiratory illness cases have been reported in Russia and Belarus.

Medvedev Demands Plan to Revamp State Corporations

The Moscow Times
The order comes after Medvedev fired another broadside against the government holdings and his aide said three could be turned into joint-stock companies as early as next year.

Russia Delays Iran's Bushehr Plant

Reuters
The government on Monday said it would not start a nuclear reactor at Iran's Bushehr atomic power station by the end of the year as planned, citing technical reasons.

2 Killed by Blasts at Ulyanovsk Arms Depot

The Associated Press
The blasts and blaze erupted while ammunition was being destroyed at the facility, the local branch of the Federal Security Service said.

Builders Welcome Low-Rise Housing Plan

By Maxim Tovkailo / Vedomosti
Putin also ordered the government "to create the conditions for the start of new construction," with low-rise housing being among the priorities.

Medvedev Seeks Advice From Singapore on E-Business

Reuters
The president, who attended the APEC summit this weekend, asked Singapore officials to demonstrate how documents can be circulated through the Internet — something the Kremlin has tried to launch at home without much success.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appearing on a hip-hop show on Muz-TV, where he said hip-hop could offer a cure to alcohol and drug abuse, major problems among youth. Putins spokesman denied that the appearance had anything to do with the prime ministers sagging popularity ratings.

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appearing on a hip-hop show on Muz-TV, where he said hip-hop could offer a cure to alcohol and drug abuse, major problems among youth. Putins spokesman denied that the appearance had anything to do with the prime ministers sagging popularity ratings.

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