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02/20/2009

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Politkovskaya Suspects Walk Free

The Moscow Times
A jury on Thursday acquitted three men charged in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, winning praise from Politkovskaya’s family for not accepting what they called a poorly investigated case.

Steel Deficit Not Seen Spurring Real Recovery

The Moscow Times
Faced with dwindling stockpiles, Russia’s steel traders recently found themselves in the unfamiliar position of struggling to keep their warehouses full.

State Will Subsidize Far East Air Tickets

The government will cover half of the cost for economy-class plane tickets for young people and pensioners flying between the Far East and Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.

Unemployment Hits 6-Year High of 8.1%

Russia's unemployment rate climbed to 8.1 percent in January, its highest in more than six years, the State Statistics Service announced Thursday.

Kyrgyz Lawmakers Agree to Close U.S. Base

The Associated Press
Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted Thursday to close a key U.S. air base in the country -- a move that could hamper President Barack Obama's efforts to increase the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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