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04/08/2009

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RusHydro Linked to Dubious Activism

A pro-Kremlin think tank says it helped RusHydro, the state-controlled hydropower giant, create a social organization pretending to represent the Evenk people in order to overcome local opposition to a new dam.

Swiss Investigate Vekselberg Purchase

A criminal investigation into Viktor Vekselberg's acquisition of a large stake in Sulzer could derail his bid to oust the Swiss engineering group's board chairman at a shareholder meeting Wednesday, further raising tensions in a troubled partnership.

A Deafening Silence on Yamadayev's Murder

When defector Alexander Litvinenko, a former security services officer who heaped invective on the Kremlin from exile in Britain, died of polonium poisoning in London in 2006, Russian prosecutors quickly opened a criminal probe into his death and sent investigators to London.

Police Regain Control of Moldovan Parliament

The Associated Press
Moldovan riot police regained control of the president's office and parliament on Wednesday after they were ransacked by protesters who claimed parliamentary elections were rigged. Posted 3:59 p.m.

Khodorkovsky Presses Kremlin

The former Yukos CEO challenges President Medvedev to clean up the courts or face the possibility of social unrest.

Robbers Steal $300,000 In Front of a Policeman

In a dramatic daytime heist, robbers armed with hammers attacked a group of cash couriers and made off with more than $300,000 — in full view of a traffic cop who refused to intervene because he was clearing the road for an official’s motorcade.

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