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05/20/2009

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Putin Disappointed by Telenor Feud

Breaking his silence over Telenor's troubles, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expressed disappointment Tuesday that the Norwegian company had been unable to agree on an expansion plan with Alfa Group and insisted that the rule of law would prevail in a related court dispute.

EU Talks in Far East Promise to Be Grueling

European leaders prepare this week for the arduous journey to the far eastern city of Khabarovsk for what promises to be one of the most grueling EU-Russia summits so far.

Antitrust Chief Seeks To Muzzle Officials

The country's top anti-monopoly official suggested Tuesday that public officials who make statements that influence market prices should be barred from holding government jobs for up to three years.

Transneft In Biggest Bond Issue

Bloomberg
Transneft plans to start selling 35 billion rubles ($1.1 billion) of bonds to help fund a new link in the biggest offering of domestic bonds ever by a Russian company, Transneft said in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Commission to Guard Against False History

President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the creation of a new commission tasked with countering attempts to rewrite history to the detriment of Russia's interests, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Thailand Says Bout's Extradition Legal

The Associated Press
A Thai court announced Tuesday that it would rule in August on a U.S. request to extradite suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, ending a hearing that has suffered delays and allegations of political meddling.

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