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Justice Ministry Pushes U.S. on Extradition Rules

The Moscow Times
Moscow and Washington agreed in 2007 to draft an agreement on the extradition of crime suspects, but further progress on the proposed deal is still pending.

Court Confirms 2 Held in Markelov’s Killing

The Basmanny District Court was expected on Thursday to rule on extending the detention of the two suspects in the killing of Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova.

Filmmakers Get Government Assistance

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised the growth of the Russian film industry over the last decade but called for more international exposure.

Failed Opel Deal Draws Ire From Putin

As thousands of auto workers protested at German factories, demanding independence from a company they said had betrayed them, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the about-face after months of talks would leave a bitter taste in some European mouths.

Failed Opel Deal Surprises Russia

The U.S. automaker’s board of directors voted late Tuesday in Detroit to scrap the sale following seven months of heated negotiations in Europe and the United States, a decision that provoked 'surprise' from Russia.

Buryatia Declares Flu Emergency

The Moscow Times
The region has registered eight swine flu deaths, more than half of the dozen swine flu deaths registered across the country.

Medvedev Goes After Mobsters

The president said he had signed amendments to the Criminal Code that envisioned up to life in prison for gangster ringleaders and increased prison terms for people convicted of participating in organized crime.

Naftogaz Says It Will Pay for October Gas

Naftogaz has not missed any payments since Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin and Yulia Tymoshenko brokered a deal in January to end a supply disruption that left large swaths of Europe without gas for several weeks.

AvtoVAZ Gets Extra $2Bln in State Aid

The government may allow Renault to take control of the struggling automaker as part of a broader development plan.

Governors Told to Find Funds for Social Work

President Medvedev on Tuesday said regional and municipal authorities could dig up the cash despite the economic crisis by reining in extravagant spending.

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