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12/11/2009

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Abkhazia to Vote In a 5-Way Race

The outcome of the upcoming presidential election in Abkhazia is far from clear, but the winner is expected to maintain close ties with Russia.

Belarus Offers Bank, Smoother Ties

President Dmitry Medvedev said talks with his Belarussian counterpart had been productive, though emotional at times.

Public Support for Constitution Growing

The Moscow Times
Growing numbers of Russians believe that the 1993 constitution is an important and relevant document.

Policeman Suspected In 20 Moscow Rapes

Investigators say a traffic warden suspected of attempted rape could be linked to as many as 20 sexual assaults in the southern Moscow area this year.

New Leading Indicator Sees Q4 Growth

The Moscow Times
A new leading indicator created by Renaissance Capital and the New Economic School predicts 2.3 percent seasonally adjusted fourth-quarter growth.

Orthodox Businessmen Get a Patron Saint

St. Iosef of Volotsk has been chosen by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill as the patron saint of entrepreneurs.

Policeman Convicted in 2008 Murder of Journalist

AP
Journalist Magomed Yevloyev, who ran a web site was critical of regional officials, was shot in the head in a police car after being detained as he stepped off a flight from Moscow in August 2008.

China Levies Tariffs On Electrical Steel

Reuters
China's decision to impose duties on Russian and U.S. transformer steel could cost Novolipetsk Steel up to $25 million in lost revenue.

Uzbekistan Targets Activists Ahead of Election

Reuters
Uzbekistan has rebuffed calls to do more to protect human rights during talks with the EU, when it told Brussels to improve its own rights record, and rights groups say Uzbekistan has jailed thousands of dissidents and political foes of President Islam Karimov, a charge that the government denies.

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