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11/03/2009

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Red Tape Swells Despite Kremlin Vow

For being just a small strip of gray paper, a foreigner’s registration can become quite a bureaucratic nightmare — especially when you lose it.

Miliband Builds Ties but Differences Remain

Moscow and London agreed Monday on international issues like nuclear nonproliferation and Afghanistan, but neither side budged an inch on problems that have poisoned relations for the past three years.

Bank Lending Falls As Ruble Firms Up

Bank lending fell off in September, driven mostly by the sharp appreciation of the ruble, while overdue corporate loans fell for the first time in recent months, Central Bank data showed Monday.

Congo Detains 3 Sailors

Three Russian sailors have been detained by Congolese authorities on charges of killing a local resident and face the death penalty if convicted.

Former KGB Spy Kalmanovich Shot Dead

The Moscow Times
Businessman and former KGB spy Shabtai Kalmanovich was shot dead in central Moscow on Monday.

RusAl Lands Deal With Norinco

Reuters
United Company RusAl has struck a contract to sell 1.68 million tons of aluminum to Chinese state conglomerate Norinco over seven years.

Renault Is Backing AvtoVAZ, But Won’t Give Cash Injection

Reuters
Renault is backing near-bankrupt AvtoVAZ with financial support for a shake-up, but has refused Russian demands for a big cash injection.

Russia Increases Record Oil Output

Reuters
Russia held its lead as the world’s top oil producer, posting a new high of more than 10 million barrels per day of crude extracted in October.

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