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12/03/2009

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2 Senior Judges Quit After Criticism

In the wake of interviews critical of the Kremlin's pressure on the judicial system on judge will resign from the Constitutional Court at the end of this month, while another has already handed in his resignation as a member of the country’s Council of Judges.

Missionaries Face Fines for Sharing Their Faith

Under the proposed changes to the Law on Religious Activity, only leaders of registered religious groups and their officially authorized missionaries would be allowed to pass out religious literature, preach and talk about their faith in public.

Tough Talks Ahead for Shmatko in Sofia

Shmatko is heading to Sofia next week for talks on the $1 billion pipeline and Russia’s two other energy projects in the country.

Courts to Form Agency to Win Public Trust

A law ordering more transparency in the courts has been signed by President Dmitry Medvedev and will come into force next July, aiming to overcome what Medvedev has dubbed as legal nihilism.

Program Makes Entrepreneurs

As part of a self-employment program that has created 120,000 jobs this year, Moscow’s Labor and Employment Department held a contest last month awarding grants to prospective entrepreneurs to use as seed capital to start their own business.

Medvedev Secures 19 Deals in Rome

The set of 19 deals resulting from the meeting in Rome looks similar to the package resulting from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's recent visit to France, with agreements on cooperation in culture, transportation, education, alternative energy, agriculture and space.

RusAl Reaches Accord With Holdout Lender

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RusAl ended almost a year of tortuous negotiations on its $7.4 billion foreign debt when a British fund agreed this week to join more than 70 international lenders in the restructuring.

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