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06/03/2009

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Markets Give St. Pete Forum a Boost

For a country whose markets were among the worst hit last fall, the 13th annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, it seems, couldn't be coming at a better time.

St. Pete Banker Linked to Georgian Mutiny

A top Georgian lawmaker accuses the multimillionaire of financing the failed mutiny last month and of having ties with Putin.

Putin Visits Opening of Nissan Plant

Nissan on Tuesday opened a $200 million plant in St. Petersburg, its first in Russia, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Governor Valentina Matviyenko.

Obama to Cooperate On Energy

Bloomberg
President Barack Obama pledged to promote cooperation in the oil-rich Caspian region as the U.S. administration seeks to expand a "southern energy corridor" to Europe that bypasses Russia.

Leningrad Sends Money After Jobless Block Road

Combined Reports
Leningrad Governor Valery Serdyukov ordered 5 million rubles ($163,000) to be sent to the small town of Pikalyovo after hundreds of protesters that were left jobless by factory closures shut down a major highway.

Belarus Returns for More Aid

The Moscow Times
Belarus returned, hat in hand, to Russia's doorstop Tuesday, making an official request for a $9 billion loan after a bizarre back-and-forth that saw President Alexander Lukashenko threaten to reject future aid from Moscow.

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