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11/20/2009

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Court Ruling Shelves Death Penalty

While public opinion on the matter remains mixed, the Kremlin and government have both said they do not want executions to resume, and praise flooded in from human rights groups.

State Firm Accused of Frivolous Spending

In announcing the violations at Rosagroleasing, the Prosecutor General’s Office did not name Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik or any other executives, but it cast a shadow on her tenure as chief executive of the company.

VEB Keeps Mum on RusAl ‘Decision’

RusAl plans to raise capital by placing 10 percent of its shares in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

United Russia Seeks A Conservative Face

The ruling party will look to cement an ideological platform at its congress.

Russia Ranked No. 1 For Economic Crime

Of 86 companies surveyed in Russia, 71 of them — 82.5 percent — said they had been subjected to at least one major economic crime in the past 12 months, according to a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Orthodox Priest Shot Dead in Moscow Church

Combined Reports
An unidentified attacker shot priest Daniil Sysoyev at point-blank range late Thursday, prosecutors said.

Putin Wants Mortgage Rates Not to Exceed 11%

The Moscow Times
The Mortgage Lending Agency last week put the average fixed mortgage rate in dollars at 14.8 percent, while the average fixed rate in rubles was 18.1 percent.

OECD Upgrades Outlook

Bloomberg
Gross domestic product of the world’s biggest energy producer will expand 4.9 percent in 2010, compared with a June forecast for 3.7 percent growth, the OECD said.

Auto Giants Strengthen Ties

Reuters
Kogogin agreed earlier this year to head a proposed holding company for government stakes in both Kamaz and AvtoVAZ controlled by Russian Technologies — a huge state conglomerate with interests in aviation and defense as well as autos.
A new memorial to people killed in drunk-driving accidents standing near Ukraina Hotel. Moscow is hosting a two-day conference on road safety, which President Dmitry Medvedev has made a top priority.

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A new memorial to people killed in drunk-driving accidents standing near Ukraina Hotel. Moscow is hosting a two-day conference on road safety, which President Dmitry Medvedev has made a top priority.

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