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02/12/2009

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Austria Investigated Chechen Leader

A Chechen refugee killed in Vienna last month was the key witness in an Austrian criminal investigation into Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov that could have led to Kadyrov’s arrest last year, prosecutors and lawyers said Wednesday.

Siberian Dam Threatens to Destroy a Culture

The Evenkia dam also may fundamentally alter Siberia's ecosystem and disturb underground nuclear test sites.

Mirax Offers to Build Russia Tower

Mirax Group, one of Russia's top five property developers, said Wednesday that it would approach Mayor Yury Luzhkov with an offer to take the construction of the 612-meter skyscraper Russia Tower off the hands of its cash-strapped developer, Shalva Chigirinksy.

Dvorkovich Revises Budget Deficit

Top Kremlin economic aide Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday that the government is planning on a budget deficit of 8 percent of gross domestic product this year, a forecast revised upward from the 6 percent figure he gave The Moscow Times last week.

Court Says U.S. Rabbi Must Be Deported

A Vladivostok court Wednesday ordered a senior rabbi, a U.S. citizen, to be deported after it ruled that he misrepresented his activities in the country on his visa application.

Chigirinsky To Sell Real Estate to Pay Debts

Bloomberg
Sibir Energy shareholder Shalva Chigirinsky will sell some of his real estate in Russia, France and Britain together with an airplane to repay $307.4 million in debt, the company said Wednesday.

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