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03/10/2009

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National Projects Moved to Back Seat

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has disbanded the Cabinet department responsible for the four national projects, seen as Dmitry Medvedev’s springboard to the presidency.

Ukrainian Will Sing for Russia at Eurovision

Anastasia Prikhodko is selected by a jury to sing 'Mamo' just days after being rejected by her native country as a contestant.

Standard, Troika to Buy Troubled Assets

Combined Reports
Troika Dialog, Moscow's oldest investment bank, is seeking to acquire ""troubled"" Russian assets together with Standard Bank Group, Troika founder and chairman Ruben Vardanyan said in an interview Friday.

RusAl Gets Reprieve With Debt Repayment Accord

Combined Reports
United Company RusAl, an aluminum producer controlled by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, agreed to stop debt repayments for two months as it tries to renegotiate $7.4 billion of borrowings from foreign banks.

Lavrov Pushes for New Arms Pact

Reuters
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday for a successor agreement with the United States to replace the START-1 strategic nuclear arms reduction pact, saying this was a priority in ""resetting"" relations as Washington has urged.

St. Petersburg Model Crowned Miss Russia

The Moscow Times
An 18-year-old model from St. Petersburg has won this year's Miss Russia title by humming a song from composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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