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05/22/2009

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Hopes Low as EU-Russia Talks Start

Medvedev and EU leaders take a boat ride as they open a summit in Khabarovsk that isn't expected to produce results on energy and trade.

Court Upholds Ban on Female Train Drivers

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a St. Petersburg woman's appeal to drive metro trains, one of the hundreds of jobs women are prohibited from holding under Russian law.

Zubkov Proposes Mini-Grain Cartel

Black Sea countries will discuss creating a regional ""grain pool"" when 40 country delegations meet at the World Grain Forum in St. Petersburg next month, First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said Thursday.

Russia Unlikely to Meet With OPEC

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said Thursday that Russia was unlikely to send a delegation to an OPEC meeting next week, in a sign that the honeymoon between the world's second-largest oil producer and the cartel may be over.

Drive for Domestic Chicken

Reuters
Russia, its appetite for cheap poultry meat growing, is spending billions of dollars developing its poultry farms to slash its dependence on imports and squeeze U.S. suppliers from their biggest export market.

Opposition Groups Are Called Corrupt

Two pro-Kremlin analysts and a United Russia party official presented a report Thursday that they said exposed corruption in opposition groups connected to The Other Russia coalition.

Breugel, Conceptualists Side by Side in Vienna

For any artist, the honor of an exhibition in one of Europe's major museums is a rare one indeed.

Memorial, Others Criticize History Falsification Commission

President Dmitry Medvedev's commission to block "the falsification of history at the expense of the interests of Russia" will either be harmful to Medvedev's reputation and Russia's prospects for reform or prove useless as an operational body, said a member of historical organization Memorial last week.

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