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12/08/2009

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Kremlin Wins Indian Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal was possible because the United States, eager to win lucrative contracts with India, successfully lobbied for the Nuclear Suppliers Group to lift a ban on importing nuclear technologies to India last year.

Internet Provider Says It Blocks Sites

Moscow-based users of the Yota provider have been unable to access web sites such as Garry Kasparov’s Kasparov.ru, Solidarity’s Rusolidarnost.ru and the banned National Bolshevik Party’s Nazbol.ru over the past few weeks, bloggers and the sites’ editors said.

Gallery Building to Be Torn Down

The fate of the exhibition space housing the Central House of Artists and the New Tretyakov Gallery has hung in the balance since plans were announced last year to construct an ambitious Norman Foster-designed project in its place.

Climate Breakthrough Sought

Participants in the Copenhagen climate talks are expected to consider a draft treaty this week, while key decisions would be made by heads of government and ministers, most of whom will be attending the conference next week.

Footballers Face Alcohol Inquiry

The “Chelovek i Zakon” program broadcast Thursday said Russia team members had drank, smoked hookah pipes and spent time with prostitutes on the eve of the Nov. 14 playoffs.

Hairdresser Sues Marshals for Slander

Udmurtia court marshals took photos of Yana Kulikova from her pages on the social networking sites Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki and used them to create accounts on the two sites under a false name in order to trap debtors.

Putin Orders Fire Safety Checks at Nightclubs

The death toll from a deadly fire at a Perm nightclub rises to 113 people, and 121 remained hospitalized in Perm, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Chelyabinsk as the country observed a day of mourning.

Stimulus Gives Boost To Agriculture Output

The growing output comes after a heavy summer drought that destroyed 4.4 million hectares of crops, according to data that the ministry released in September.

Putin Slams Lax Safety Standards at Perm Nightclub

AP
In a pre-dawn visit to Perm, Putin laid flowers near the site of Saturday's nightclub fire and held a meeting with local officials shot through with criticism and dismay.

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