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06/05/2009

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Medvedev Not Ready for Champagne

President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that while the global economic crisis appeared to have peaked, "it's still far too early to open the champagne," and that Russians must be ready to retrain and relocate to help the country recover.

Photo Gallery: Medvedev Makes the Rounds at the International Economic Forum

State Makes a Risky Play With Cars

On a cold February day in 1999, then-Ford CEO Jacques Nasser came to the Kremlin with a proposal: Ford would open a factory in Russia, building its inexpensive Focus model using both imported and Russian-made parts.

Putin Takes Control in Angry Town

Moving quickly to stamp out growing unrest, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin flew to the small town of Pikalyovo on Thursday to demand that angry workers receive wage arrears and rebuke their delinquent employers.

Dagestan Interior Minister Killed by Sniper
By Nabi Abdullaev / The Moscow TimesThe Interior Minister of the volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, known for his brutal and indiscriminate fight against radical Islamists, was killed Friday afternoon in the republic's capital, Makhachkala.

Nabiullina Sees Russia In WTO This Year

Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said Thursday that Russia could enter the World Trade Organization by the end of the year, following a new show of support from the European Union.

Borrowers Return to Bond Market
By Courtney Weaver / The Moscow TimesRosselkhozbank is set to issue the first eurobond by a Russian bank since last summer, but the agricultural bank isn't the only corporate taking a dip back into the once-frozen bond markets.

Official Silence on Crisis Is Followed by a Roar

It seems like only a few months ago investors were complaining that they didn't hear enough from the government on its crisis views. Now, it seems they are hearing a little too much.

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