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Total, Novatek Seal $900M Gas Deal

French energy major Total and Novatek, Russia's largest independent gas producer, ended a two-year quest to join forces Wednesday, sealing a $900 million project to develop a Siberian gas field, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said after meeting the companies' chiefs.

Dovgy Found Guilty After Police Stop Juror

Former senior investigator Dmitry Dovgy might have left the court a free man Wednesday if juror No. 10 hadn't been stopped by the traffic police on her way to the courthouse.

Gazprom Sees No Reason for 'Panic'

Gazprom deputy chief Alexander Medvedev defended the company's sales policy on Wednesday, responding to reports that the gas producer has lost part of the lucrative European market.

Customs Tightens Grip on Phones

By Alyona Chechel / Vedomosti
The Federal Customs Service has stiffened the rules for importing cell phones, requiring that each handset be inspected individually and leaving stranded hundreds of thousands of units in Moscow warehouses.

Space and Gas Deals Planned in Nigeria

Members of President Dmitry Medvedev's entourage said Wednesday that he would oversee the signing of major gas and nuclear deals, as well as a sweeping agreement on space cooperation during his visit to Nigeria.

Kadyrov Promises to Avenge Car Bombing

The Moscow Times
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov vowed revenge Wednesday for the assassination attempt against President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who was badly injured in a car bombing this week.

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