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09/15/2009

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Medvedev Slams U.S. Ahead of Trip

The president's statements come ahead of his trip next week by to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly, and to Pittsburgh for a G20 summit on the crisis.

Prokhorov Pulls His Charity Out of Norilsk

In an emotional statement posted on the charity's web site, Prokhorov wrote that threats over the past year and a half were the result of a business conflict and blamed the "personal ambitions of 'new feudal lords'" in the region.

Bolshoi Repairs Investigated

The Investigative Committee said in a statement Monday that the project's general contractor, the state-controlled Directorate for Construction, Reconstruction and Restoration, faces charges of misusing its powers.

Putin Calls For More Private-State Partnerships

The prime minister said a "mechanism" for public-private partnership should be polished before economic growth begins to help Russia "move forward, without wasting time."

Just 3,000 Small Firms Open With State Aid

The government had hoped that a flurry of small businesses would provide new jobs and help pull the resources-dependent economy out of recession.

Moscow Real Estate Draws Chinese Interest

Among the several projects under consideration is a 30,000-square-meter open market to be built at the current site of a construction-materials market outside the Moscow Ring Road.

E.On, Gazprom Put Station Plan on Hold

E.On and Gazprom agreed in February last year to build a gas-fired 1.2-gigawatt power plant in Lubmin that was to come on line in 2011. The plant was slated to be managed through a joint venture and to use gas delivered by the Nord Stream pipeline.

Medvedev Won't Rule Out 2012 Run

Reuters
Medvedev, who took over as Kremlin chief in May 2008 after Vladimir Putin's eight-year presidency, said he could not rule out standing again in 2012, though he admitted that Putin still had the highest popularity rating in the country.

Bulgaria Seeks Benefits Before Committing to Russia Energy Projects

Reuters
Bulgaria will demand economic benefits from Moscow in order to confirm its commitment to Russian-backed major energy projects when Energy Minister Shmatko visits the country later this week.

Navy to Detain Ships in Abkhaz Waters

Reuters
The Russian border guard service said Tuesday that it will detain ships that enter the territorial waters of the Moscow-backed rebel region of Abkhazia without permission.

Lukashenko Seeks Closer EU Ties

Reuters
Lukashenko, once dubbed Europe's last dictator by a former U.S. administration, spoke about improved ties with the European Union in Lithuanian media interviews before a visit to the Baltic state.

French EDF Could Take Stake in South Stream

Reuters
France's EDF could take a 10 percent stake in Gazprom's South Stream pipeline, giving them a role in another major Russian gas project after Total received a stake in Shtokman.
President Dmitry Medvedev leading the French and Spanish prime ministers into the Modern State and Global Security conference in Yaroslavl on Monday.

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President Dmitry Medvedev leading the French and Spanish prime ministers into the Modern State and Global Security conference in Yaroslavl on Monday.

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