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04/30/2009

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Kiev Lets Gazprom Upgrade Pipelines

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Wednesday invited Gazprom to take part in efforts to upgrade her country's sprawling gas pipelines, but that didn't fully heal the wounds that bilateral ties suffered from Ukraine's recent pipeline deal with the European Union.

Belykh Offers Change Kirov Can Believe In

It's only been four months since liberal politician Nikita Belykh became the governor of Kirov, but local businessmen say the difference is like night and day.

Gazprom's Q4 Profit Falls 84%

Combined Reports
Gazprom on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profits down 84 percent year on year, citing over $1 billion in write-downs as it braced for a slowdown in its key domestic power generation market.

Sistema Has Q4 Loss on Plunging Ruble
By Courtney Weaver / The Moscow TimesSistema, billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov's holding company, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $713.9 million, compared to a profit of $467 million in the same period the year before, after a fall in the value of the ruble drove down revenues.

Rosneft Ups Dividend Despite State Pressure

Reuters
Rosneft will increase its 2008 dividend by 20 percent, it said on Wednesday, despite suggestions by some government officials that state firms should trim payouts.

Acting Police Chief Targeted Students

Moscow's interim police chief tried to get six students expelled two months ago for an anti-Kremlin protest.

Blog Post Catches Medvedev's Eye

When President Dmitry Medvedev opened his blog on LiveJournal nine days ago, Ryazan region advertising executive Andrei Zubarev immediately posted a complaint about the conditions at a local children's hospital.

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