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11/24/2009

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Rights Council Vents Over Magnitsky

The advisory group, created under then-President Vladimir Putin, has enjoyed a more prominent role in Medvedev’s Kremlin, but it is less critical of the government than independent rights groups.

Putin Promises Apartments to Servicemen

The vow to provide more apartments by 2012 comes as Medvedev pumps up the rhetoric on housing World War II veterans.

Deripaska Gets Time To Buy Strabag Stake

He has until Dec. 18 to pay an extension premium of 45.8 million euros ($68.5 million).

4 Held After Swiss Lamborghini Crash

Police say a group of young Russians were racing expensive sports cars and fled the scene of an accident after hitting another vehicle.

Customs Union May Unleash Flood of Cars

By Tatyana Romanova / Vedomosti
From January to June, Belarussian citizens may import hundreds of thousands of cars to resell in Russia after the borders open.

Nestle Unit Fights Liquidation Suit

By Yelena Mangileva / Vedomosti
Judging from comments by Rossiya director Pavel Rudas, released through Nestle, it would appear that the tax officials are demanding the company's liquidation because in 2008 the value of its net assets fell below the minimum size of the company's charter capital.

Condom Maker SSL's Russian Deal Brings Profit Boost

Reuters
SSL said the performance of its new Russian condom distributor had beaten expectations and it now sees rapid growth as it launches its own brands in the world's biggest country.

Drunk Police Accused of Killing Abkhaz Citizen

Reuters
Federal investigators said an officer, Anver Ibragimov, had beaten up two citizens of Abkhazia while he was intoxicated and "dressed in parts of his uniform."

Iran Warns Russia of Legal Action Over S-300

Reuters
Iranian officials have voiced growing frustration at the government's failure to supply the advanced S-300 missile defense system, which Israel and the United States do not want Tehran to have.

Gruner + Jahr sells Russian Ops to Springer

AP
Hamburg-based Gruner + Jahr gave no financial details of the sale of its G+J Magazines business to fellow German publisher Axel Springer, which will need Russian anti-monopoly authorities' approval.
Medvedev being handed a poster of slain Memorial activist Natalya Estemirova during a Kremlin meeting with his human rights council on Monday.

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Medvedev being handed a poster of slain Memorial activist Natalya Estemirova during a Kremlin meeting with his human rights council on Monday.

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