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03/02/2009

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Kudrin Predicts Growth in 2010

By Ira Iosebashvili / The Moscow Times
The Russian economy could grow by 2 to 3 percent in 2010 after a fall of 2.2 percent this year, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday in a speech at the Global Investment Forum.

Telekom Austria CEO to Head VimpelCom

Reuters
Telekom Austria chief executive Boris Nemsic will step down at the end of the month to become the new CEO of VimpelCom, Russia's No. 2 mobile carrier, Telekom Austria said Monday.

United Russia Cements Grip in Elections

Reuters
United Russia cemented its grip on elected posts with big victories in local elections despite an economic crisis, but the opposition complained of widespread cheating.

Gold Price Correction Will Not Last

Vyacheslav Shtyrov, president of Sakha, approached Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday with a plea for help.

Clinton, Lavrov Get a Stab at Resetting Ties

The U.S. and Russian diplomats will see each other in Egypt on Monday and hold their first talks in Switzerland on Friday.

Zhukov Sees Chance To Retool Economy

To improve what the global economic crisis has exposed as the Russian financial system's Achilles heel -- a dearth of long-term domestic funding sources -- the government needs to demonopolize and modernize the Russian economy, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Friday.

State Opens 112.ru Emergency Web Site

The Moscow Times
The site, a brainchild of Vladimir Putin, aims to fight law violations in business and everyday life.

Right Cause Picks Trunov For Moscow

The Moscow Times
The pro-business Right Cause party elected Igor Trunov, a lawyer often critical of the authorities, as the head of its Moscow branch on Saturday.

Lebedev Plans English Radio for Muscovites

Businessman Alexander Lebedev, who bought London's Evening Standard newspaper in January, is planning on expanding his media holdings yet again — this time with a Moscow-based, English-language radio station.

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