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06/08/2009

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Medvedev Not Ready for Champagne

President Dmitry Medvedev cautioned Friday that while the global economic crisis appears to have peaked, “it’s still far too early to open the champagne,” and Russians must be ready to retrain and relocate to help the country recover.

Putin Ousts Olympic Construction Chief

Amid worries that Russia is lagging in its Sochi Olympic preparations, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday ousted the head of the state company responsible for Olympics construction and replaced him with Baltika’s founder.

U.S. Nudges Russia on Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk signaled on Friday that he thought Russia's chances of joining the WTO in the coming year were better than even, despite Washington's concerns over recent restrictions on pork imports.

Putin's Cure for Pikalyovo May Turn to Poison

When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s helicopter touched down in Pikalyovo last week, it was clear that a remedy for the city’s pain was at hand.

Sniper Kills Dagestan's Top Cop at Wedding

Dagestan’s president accuses corrupt law enforcement officials of luring the interior minister to the Makhachkala wedding.

Kudrin Brings Ruble Dreams Down to Earth

The finance minister says reserve currencies can't be created by agreement and the yuan would likely be the next to join the club.

Medvedev Pressed on Oil Taxes, Gas Supplies

International energy executives raised concerns about high oil taxes and gas supplies to Europe at a meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.

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