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12/15/2009

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Turkmens Start Gas Supplies To China

Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has made it clear that the pipeline was a snub to Russia and that his country wanted closer ties with China.

Gazprom Dismisses Contract Requests

The way that Gazprom prices its gas will remain unchanged despite flagging demand from Europe, the company's deputy chief executive Alexander Medvedev said.

Cafe Fire Kills 3 in Moscow Region

The blaze at a cafe in Mytishchi, a town 20 kilometers northeast of Moscow, injured four workers at a nearby market and caused traffic jams at the intersection of the Moscow Ring Road and Ostashkovskoye Shosse, Interfax reported.

Court Asked to Close 54 Clubs

In the wake of the fire in Perm that killed at least 146 people, inspectors are shutting down scores of Moscow clubs.

Thailand Extends Air Crew’s Detention

Reuters
Four Kazakh nationals and a Belarussian were detained in Thailand after rocket-propelled grenades, surface-to-air missile launchers and other weapons were found aboard their Georgia-registered cargo plane.

Rights Activists Press Medvedev

The late human rights campaigner Andrei Sakharov was commemorated in Moscow on Monday on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Moscow Region Town Wants Olympic Events If Sochi Fails

Reuters
The head of the region’s Dmitrov district said Paramonovo already has a world-class facility ready to host major international events, and building winter sports venues would be cost-effective.

Port Dispute Could Impact Oil Exports

Reuters
Some traders fear that Transneft might cut or reduce supplies to the Black Sea's largest port.

Government Snubs Kremlin Objections to Trade Law

By Dmitry Kazmin / Vedomosti
In the new version of the bill on trade, the provisions on limiting fees and boundaries for expanding retail chains have remained unchanged.

LUKoil Rises After Tender, Acquisition

Bloomberg
On Dec. 12 the energy company won development rights for Iraq’s supergiant West Qurna-2 oilfield.

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