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11/09/2009

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RusAl Accused of ‘Terror’ Campaign

Vedomosti says RusAl and its lawyers are bombarding its reporters with threatening phone calls and e-mails after an Oct. 26 article.

Policeman Makes YouTube Appeal to Putin

Alexei Dymovsky, a police major in the Krasnodar region city of Novorossiisk, said Sunday on Ekho Moskvy radio that he fears for his life and his family after his video addresses to the prime minister became an Internet sensation over the weekend.

Kudrin Cool to G20 Stimulus Pledge

The finance minister also said he was concerned that asset price bubbles might materialize because of massive rapid capital inflows.

Lawyer Says Markelov Suspect Acted Alone

The Moscow Times
Yevgeny Skripelev also said his client had been motivated by personal animosity and was not linked to any ultranationalist groups.

City Hall Seeks to Evict 2 Human Rights Groups

The Moscow Times
City Hall’s cultural heritage department has filed lawsuits against Moscow Helsinki Group and Goryachaya Linia, the Moscow branch of the For Human Rights group.

Moscow Cuts Some Pensions

The Moscow Times
The city will halt payments to pensioners who concealed the fact that they were still working and deduct the money that they have illegally received.

Despite Recovery, Putin Promises Further Stimulus Measures

AP
The prime minister told a group of foreign investors Monday that he was "cautiously optimistic" about the outlook for Russia's economy but that his government would forge ahead with further stimulus measures.

Naftogaz Makes ‘Difficult’ Payment

Combined Reports
A Gazprom spokesman declined to comment on whether the payment had been received, saying only that the money was expected by Monday.

Yushchenko Dismisses Talk of Election Delays

Reuters
When asked whether he should impose a state of emergency on Ukraine, delaying any election, Yushchenko told Channel 5 television in an interview Sunday, "No — there are no reasons for this."

Ukraine Official Says Flu May Delay Vote

Combined Reports
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, however, insisted that there would be no delays and the country would get a new president Jan. 17.

Ginzburg, Nobel-Winning Physicist, Dead at 93

Reuters
Ginzburg won the 2003 Nobel physics prize for developing the theory behind superconductors, materials that allow electricity to pass without resistance at very low temperatures.

RusAl, Goldman Part Ways

Combined Reports
The Wall Street Journal’s sources said Goldman had been unable to get comfortable with risks linked to the deal in the accelerated time frame.

Medvedev Signs Bill on Military Force Abroad

AP
The bill allows the president to send troops outside the country to fend off attacks on the Russian military, deter aggression against another state, defend Russian citizens, combat pirates and protect shipping.
Ukrainians burning a replica of a medical mask in Kiev on Friday to protest what they call the government-inspired hysteria about swine flu. President Viktor Yushchenko’s aide said the Jan. 17 presidential vote might be delayed because of the flu, but Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko disagreed.

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Ukrainians burning a replica of a medical mask in Kiev on Friday to protest what they call the government-inspired hysteria about swine flu. President Viktor Yushchenko’s aide said the Jan. 17 presidential vote might be delayed because of the flu, but Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko disagreed.

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