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Labor Groups Seek Strength Through Merger

The country’s second- and third-largest union groups are planning to hold a unification conference early next year.

State Cancels Tender After Blogger Uproar

A $2.6 million contract to service the elite Valdai dacha — along with similar tenders showcasing the luxury enjoyed by government officials — was first reported by Zakupki-News, a LiveJournal community.

Nemtsov Fined in Luzhkov Libel Suit

Liberal politician Boris Nemtsov must pay 500,000 rubles ($17,100) to the Moscow mayor for a September Kommersant article in which Nemtsov called Luzhkov a “thief.”

Report Shows Increase In Business Optimism

Market participants expect strong growth in both the manufacturing and service sectors during the next year.

Prosecutors Make Case for Chichvarkin’s Extradition

The Moscow Times
In a written reply to his lawyers, London's Crown Prosecution Service refuted Yevgeny Chichvarkin’s claims that a criminal investigation against him in Russia amounted to political persecution.

2nd Train Bombed, Nevsky Toll Rises

After the equivalent of 300 grams of TNT detonated under a train in Dagestan early Monday, more details emerged in Friday's Nevsky Express bombing, including descriptions of several suspects.

Retailers May Be Forced To Put Markups Online

By Ksenia Boletskaya / Vedomosti
But the changes to a State Duma bill on trade, introduced ahead of the bill's key second reading on Dec. 9, are opposed by retailers because they would be required to release their commercial secrets.

Promsvyazbank to Get Expo Center

By Anton Filatov / Vedomosti
The bank will get the future home of an Audi dealership as part of a restructuring.

Draft Treaty On Security Released

Combined Reports
President Dmitry Medvedev has been trying to sell the idea of an overarching security pact with Europe and the United States since he took office in May 2008.

Canadian Dollar Will Be Added to Forex Reserves

Alexei Ulyukayev, deputy chairman of the Central Bank, said in comments carried by Russian news agencies that the Canadian dollar's share will be lower than that of the yen.

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