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04/13/2009

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Barter Making A Major Revival

A construction company recently rang up the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant to order a bulldozer. But there was a catch: The company lacked the 3.5 million rubles ($106,000) needed to buy the vehicle.

Baghdad Agrees to Examine Prewar Contracts

Putin and Iraq's prime minister reach a breakthrough agreement to start talks on deals involving LUKoil and Tatneft.

Turkmens Say Gazprom Broke Deal

Combined Reports
Turkmenistan accused a unit of Gazprom on Friday of violating its gas supply agreement, sharpening its rhetoric in a dispute after a pipeline explosion halted supplies to Russia.

Moscow Will Not Sell Sibir Stake to TNK-BP

Reuters
Moscow has no plans to sell its 18 percent stake in domestic oil company Sibir Energy to TNK-BP, Deputy Mayor Vladimir Silkin said, Kommersant reported Monday. Posted 4:27 p.m.

VTB Takes Over Cash-Strapped Dynamo Club

The bank will own about 75 percent of the team and its stadium, whose financing troubles led to the takeover.

A Top Cop Defends Official Motorcades

Traffic jams near the Kremlin are a daily headache for many Moscow motorists who are forced to idle while police wave through motorcades for senior officials.

Putin Will Meet With Tymoshenko

Reuters
The Ukrainian government said in a statement Friday that Prime Ministers Yulia Tymoshenko and Vladimir Putin would meet later this month, although Russia said a date had not yet been decided.

Lean Times for Opera Produce Hits and Misses

To judge by the six out of seven opera nominees in this year's Golden Mask competition that have been put on display so far, the Russian operatic stage appears to have suffered through some rather lean times during the 2007-2008 season.



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