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09/22/2009

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UN, G20 but No Dissidents During Medvedev's U.S. Trip

On a visit to the U.S. this week, the president will discuss Iran at the UN and solutions to the crisis at the G20 meeting, but he will not be able to fit in a planned meeting with members of U.S. opposition groups.

Australians Don't Want Kadyrov or His Horses

The Chechen leader is facing criticism for his brutal polices from Australian politicians after trying to enter horses into a prestigious race in the Pacific nation.

Putin Orders Probe of Dam Repairs

The prime minister said investigators must determine whether unsatisfactory repairs caused the Aug. 17 flood at the plant that killed 75 workers and who was responsible for any repairs.

Medvedev Touts Security Pact in Bern

On the first ever state visit to Switzerland by a Russian leader, the president told his Swiss counterpart that his proposal to develop a new European security architecture tops the agenda for his visit.

Millionaire Fair Hit With Crocus Suit

A suit filed by the company that owns Crocus City mall could force former renter Millionaire Fair into bankruptcy, in a move some say is payback for the luxury fair moving to Manezh Hall, depriving Crocus of the status event.

TagAZ Denies It Stole GM Design

A division of General Motors in Korea had accused the Russian carmaker of stealing the design of a Chevrolet model in the creation of its own passenger sedan.

European Intellectuals Urge EU to Take Stand on Georgia

Reuters
A group of European intellectuals, including a former Czech president, released a open letter Tuesday that urges the EU to define a strategy to help Georgia regain its pro-Russia breakaway regions, or face betraying the project of a united Europe.

Demand for Apartments Up, Firms Say

By Yelena Vinogradova / Vedomosti
The trend could be linked to the deep discounts many realtors are currently offering because of the recession.

Yushchenko Says NATO Warming to Ukraine

The Associated Press
The embattled Ukrainian leader, speaking Monday shortly after arriving in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, said NATO membership for Ukraine was not a matter for outsiders like Russia to decide.

U.S. Calls for Full Investigation Into Estemirova Killing

The Associated Press
A U.S. diplomat told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday that Washington wants a "full, transparent and independent investigation" by Russia of the killing of Chechen rights activist Natalya Estemirova.

First Swine Flu Death Reported a Month Late

The first Russian to die after contracting the swine flu virus passed away last month, but confusion over what had caused her death delayed the announcement.

Putin to Help Gazprom, Novatek Find Foreign Investor

By Maxim Tovkailo / Vedomosti
Putin will meet with the heads of several of the world’s biggest energy companies on Thursday in Salekhard, Yamal, to discuss two gas fields owned by Gazprom and Novatek.
The car carrying President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife, Svetlana, being guarded by Swiss security on their arrival in Zurich on Monday.

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The car carrying President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife, Svetlana, being guarded by Swiss security on their arrival in Zurich on Monday.

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