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08/18/2009

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10 Dead, 72 Missing in Dam Disaster

At least 10 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a machine room flooded at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, knocking out power in several Siberian regions and causing a panic near Russia’s largest dam.

Ingush Police Got Tip About Deadly Blast

Ingush police received a tip Friday that insurgents were planning to stage a suicide bombing with a GAZelle minivan.

Navy Makes Arrests in Arctic Sea Hijacking

The Associated Press
The Navy arrested eight men, citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Russia, accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea freighter near Sweden and forcing the crew to sail to West Africa. Posted 3:27 p.m.

Banks Stepping Up Debt Collection

Banks are three times more active in going after overdue corporate loans today than in March, when President Dmitry Medvedev castigated lenders who resist rescheduling payments for “corporate selfishness.”

Ruble Takes Biggest Hit Since Early July

Bloomberg
The ruble slides by 2 percent as the MICEX Index sees its largest intraday drop since July 9.

Bolshoi Runs 16 Times Over Budget

The restoration of the Bolshoi Theater has cost 16 times more than originally planned, largely because of violations on the part of the contractors, the Audit Chamber said in a report Monday.


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