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04/07/2009

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Putin Offers Tax Relief In Speech

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin offered more cash to households, a delay in increasing social security taxes to businesses and support for his finance and defense ministers amid Communist fury in a groundbreaking report to the State Duma on Monday.

Medvedev and Putin Declare Their Earnings

President Dmitry Medvedev’s wife owns a 10-year-old Volkswagen Golf and has savings totaling 135,144 rubles ($4,045), the Kremlin revealed Monday as part of Medvedev’s anti-corruption campaign.

Vekselberg Faces Swiss Criminal Probe

Reuters
Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against three investors, including billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, on suspicion that they violated disclosure rules when building up a stake in Swiss engineering group Sulzer.

Sibir Sues Chigirinsky for $328M

Combined Reports
AIM-listed Russian oil producer Sibir Energy said Tuesday that it was suing two ex-directors, including core shareholder Shalva Chigirinsky, in connection with unauthorized payments.

Kadyrov Tells of Plot to Poison Lake

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov on Monday accused Chechen strongman Sulim Yamadayev, who was shot dead in Dubai on March 28, of trying to poison him and implicated him in the assassination of his father.

Economy Fell 5.4% In March, VTB Says

The economy declined 5.4 percent last month compared with March 2008, VTB Capital said in a report released on Monday.

Government Posts Revised Anti-Crisis Plan on Web Site

The Moscow Times
The government published its revised anti-crisis plan on the web site of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday, although it did not appear to be significantly altered from the initial version.

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