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12/22/2009

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Timchenko’s Novatek Bid Approved

An investment fund owned by Gennady Timchenko, an acquaintance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, is to boost its stake in Russia’s second-largest gas producer to 23 percent.

UN Counting on Russia to Double Food Aid

Russia's participation in the World Food Program is expected to increase following visits to Moscow by the program's directors, a high-ranking source close to the negotiations told The Moscow Times.

Yabloko Forces Its Members to Pick Sides

Yabloko’s new policy forbids members from joining any other political or public organizations, including the anti-Kremlin groups Other Russia and Solidarity.

Duma Prepares to Ratify Strasbourg Court Reform

Russia has long irked many in the 47-member Council of Europe by being the only country that has not ratified two amendments to the human rights convention.

Deripaska Blasts Khodorkovsky, Lauds Putin

By Vera Kholmogorova / Vedomosti
Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Pais, Deripaska offered harsh criticism for the reforms of the 1990s and made a string of accusations about Khodorkovsky.

Lawmakers Seek 6 Firings in Dam Disaster

The Moscow Times
Top officials at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant should be fired for failing to prevent the August tragedy, said the chairman of the investigating commission Vladimir Pekhtin.

Russian Technologies Blocks VEB Loan to Engine Maker

By Yulia Fedorinova / Vedomosti
At an Avtodizel shareholders meeting, Russian Technologies voted against taking out a 5.8 billion ruble VEB loan to manufacture a new line of truck engines.

Record Traffic Jams, Snow Snarl Moscow

Monday’s snowfall of at least 19 centimeters beat a 100-year-old record of 6 centimeters for Dec. 21.

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