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08/12/2009

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Medvedev Takes Sides in Ukraine Poll

President Dmitry Medvedev lashed out at Ukraine’s pro-Western leader Viktor Yushchenko on Tuesday, indicating that the Kremlin is counting on a change of leadership when Russia’s most important neighbor state votes in a presidential election.

Chechen Activists Found Dead in Car Trunk

Two activists from a Chechnya-based children’s charity were found shot dead in the trunk of their car early Tuesday, a day after a human rights group reported that they were kidnapped from their office in Grozny.

GDP Falls 10.9% in Surprise Drop

Bloomberg
The figures push the ruble down 1.4 percent to its lowest level in a month.

Wimm-Bill-Dann to Open Georgia Plant

Wimm-Bill-Dann, Russia’s biggest dairy and baby food producer, will open a plant in Tbilisi in late September, spokeswoman Marina Kagan said Tuesday.

Fertilizer Firms Won’t Sign Accord

Bloomberg
Silvinit said Tuesday that domestic fertilizer makers refused to sign supply contracts even after it obeyed a government request to lower the price of the raw material.

Thais Reject U.S. Request to Extradite Bout

Combined Reports
The suspected Russian arms smuggler could be freed within three days if Thai prosecutors do not appeal the ruling.

Maradona Keeps Silent Before Russia Friendly

Combined Reports
Russia faces Argentina in a friendly match at Lokomotiv Stadium on Wednesday in its last meeting before the crucial World Cup qualifying games against Lichtenstein, Wales and Germany in October.

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