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03/26/2009

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Ministry Tries to Make Gentlemen of Cops

A new police behavior code forbids adultery, cursing and public smoking.

Ivanov Says Government Would Save GAZ

Bloomberg
The deputy prime minister says Deripaska's carmaker is too big to fail and could be nationalized as a last resort.

State Will Double Its Issue Of Bonds

The Finance Ministry will sell 529 billion rubles ($15.7 billion) of treasury bonds this year and issue 50 percent to 100 percent more bonds in 2011 and 2012, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Wednesday, as the government looks for ways to finance a growing budget deficit and increase liquidity in its ailing financial system.

Unions Urge Putin to Raise Wages

A top union official used a meeting Wednesday with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to urge the government to encourage pay raises across the economy as part of its anti-crisis package.

Bogdanov Joining Sochi Mayor Race

The former presidential hopeful and prominent Freemason will run in the hotly contested election.

OGK-5 Sees Net Profits Up 11%

Reuters
Power producer OGK-5, controlled by Italy's Enel, reported an 11 percent rise in 2008 net profits on Wednesday and warned that electricity prices must rise if it is to maintain investment.

7 in Contention for Golden Mask Opera Award

Special to The Moscow Times
This year's Golden Mask Awards festival, which officially opens Friday, has picked seven nominees for the award for best production of opera staged in Russia during the season of 2007-2008.

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