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07/06/2009

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Kremlin Rolls Out Carpet for Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama offered praise for President Dmitry Medvedev and took a dig at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the eve of his visit to Moscow — and the Russian government said it was still eagerly rolling out the red carpet.

9 Chechen Policemen Slain as Violence Flares

An unusually large number of attacks have roiled the North Caucasus in recent weeks, including a bloody ambush Saturday that killed at least nine Chechen police officers in Ingushetia, raising new fears that the situation is spiraling out of control in the restive region.

Kremlin Plays Coy on Agenda for G8 Summit

A top Medvedev aide says his plans for the meeting will be announced Tuesday after his talks with U.S. President Barack Obama.

Market Watchers Size Up Correction
By Oleg Nikishenkov / Special to the Moscow TimesAfter a dismal 2008, equity markets soared in the first half of this year only to be pulled back to earth in June. Now, with six months of the year gone, market watchers are scrambling to find a reason for the correction — and peering into the future to see what the rest of 2009 will bring.

Ordinary Russians Get Chance to ‘Reset’ Ties

People walking by Pushkin Square over the weekend got to try their hands at diplomacy — quite literally.
The symbolic — and misspelled — reset button that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in March resurfaced on Pushkin Square for ordinary people to press as they pondered the state of relations ahead of President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Moscow, which starts Monday.

Moscow Urges Calm on N. Korea

Combined Reports
The Foreign Ministry has called for calm after North Korea stoked regional tensions by firing seven ballistic missiles on Saturday, its biggest barrage of ballistic missiles since 2006.

100 Detained Around Cherkizovsky Market

The Federal Migration Service said Saturday that it had detained about 100 illegal immigrants around Cherkizovsky Market, a day after the Investigative Committee said it would “clean up” the sprawling complex and shut it for good.

A Stark Look at Opulence In the UN

Photographer Anton Koslov Mayr allows visitors to have a peek inside the United Nations, and you may or may not like what you see with his exhibition at the Photographer.ru gallery.

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