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09/23/2009

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Town Stalls RusHydro’s $20Bln Dam

Still reeling from last month's deadly dam disaster, the state electricity firm suffered a new blow Tuesday when an angry public helped prevent plans for an ambitious new hydropower plant from moving forward.

Georgia Considers Taking Guantanamo Prisoners

Georgia is in negotiations with the United States about accepting a number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, whom the United States has been struggling to settle in foreign countries after U.S. President Obama issued an order to close the prison camp.

City Bureaucrats Swap Limousines for Metro

To mark World Carfree Day on Tuesday, one Moscow official rode his bike to work, though others kept to their Maybachs and BMWs, and neither traffic conditions nor the air quality in the city saw any marked improvement.

Luzhkov Sues Right Cause Co-Leader Over Graft Claim

Luzhkov is asking Moscow's Khamovnichesky District Court to declare comments that Gozman made on Russian television libelous and to order Gozman to pay him 500,000 rubles ($16,640) in compensation.

Prokhorov Bids for U.S. Basketball Team

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov said Tuesday that he would fund the construction of a new stadium for NBA franchise the New Jersey Nets in exchange for the right to buy a controlling stake in the team.

Stanislavsky Aiming To Repeat Successful Season

The opera theater will try to match last season's string of winners with a series of new productions that also hold promise, including takes on "The Barber of Seville" and Soviet favorite "Werther."

Russian Post Accused of Funds Misuse

The Moscow Times
The infractions listed by prosecutors include spending $500,000 on two editions of the Miss Russian Post beauty contest.

Putin Looks for Yamal Partners

By Maxim Tovkailo / Vedomosti
The prime minister will meet Thursday with executives from Shell, Exxon, E.On and other gas companies as part of a search for foreign partners to develop the gas fields on the Yamal Peninsula.

Putin Warns of Liquidity Shortage Risks

Reuters
The prime minister said Wednesday that a 'money hunger' may cause a liquidity shortage and trigger a new economic downfall at a government meeting on the federal budget.

U.S. Greets Russia’s Renewed WTO Bid

Reuters
U.S. trade officials said they welcome the revived WTO bid by Russia, which is the only member of the Group of 20 major economies that is not a part of the organization.

’10 Budget Mirrors This Year’s in Size

The government is planning to drain the last of the Reserve Fund and borrow money next year in order to meet the spending needs laid out in the 2010 budget, in which expenditures are projected to go unchanged from this year.
People raising the sign “No to the Evenka Dam” at a public hearing in Tura in the Krasnoyarsk region. They stalled the dam by declaring the hearing null.

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People raising the sign “No to the Evenka Dam” at a public hearing in Tura in the Krasnoyarsk region. They stalled the dam by declaring the hearing null.

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