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04/27/2009

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Kudrin Served Summons In U.S.

A U.S. court marshal delivered a court summons to Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin in Washington on Friday to testify in a case involving bankrupt oil company Yukos.

Steelmakers Anxious Over Chinese Iron Ore

When the contracts are finalized, Russian producers may see their exports to Asia replaced by local suppliers.

Medvedev Dismisses GRU Spymaster

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President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday dismissed the country’s military intelligence chief, a veteran who opposed Kremlin plans for sweeping military reform.

Senator's Son Takes Charge After Buying French Paper

Alexander Pugachyov, the 23-year-old son of Senator Sergei Pugachyov, has been named general director of the French tabloid France-Soir, Agence France Presse reported Friday.

Petersburg Police Tow Car With Baby Inside

A St. Petersburg mother is accusing police of negligence after they impounded her illegally parked car with her 1-year-old daughter in the back seat, her lawyer said Friday.

Russian Revival at Art Auctions

A stately, 1.5-meter-tall portrait of Russian painter Nicholas Roerich by his son Sviatoslav fetched $2.99 million at Christie's sale of Russian art in New York on Friday.

How an iPhone Helped a Crash Victim Recover

Eight days after her 19th birthday, Vera Uvarova found herself lying prostrate in a hospital bed, metal pins in her knees, lucky to be alive after a near-fatal car accident.


Moscow's Ignoring of Iranian Leader's Anti-Semitism Has Deep Roots, Dangerous Consequences, Russian Commentator Notes

Unlike some countries that refused to participate and others whose representatives walked out, the Russian delegation to the UN Conference on the Struggle Against Racism acted as if it "did not notice the anti-Semitic declarations" of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a leading Moscow commentator writes.

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