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09/28/2009

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Medvedev Bristles at Iran’s New Plant

The president on Friday expressed serious concern about Iran’s construction of a new uranium enrichment plant and said it must urgently deliver proof of its peaceful intentions, in a statement that brings Moscow closer to the West in assessing the threat.

Racial Tensions High as Trial Draws to Close

A trial of seven Caucasus natives accused of attacking two Russian teenagers in Moscow marks an unusual twist in a city where racist violence is typically directed against minorities, and has already caused a violent backlash.

Markets Beat Retreat As Oil Prices Decline

But the down week for the MICEX and RTS indexes barely put a dent in their stellar numbers for the year, during which they have outperformed all the world's major emerging markets.

Kaspersky, 27 Others Join Public Chamber

The founder of Kaspersky Lab joined other illustrious figures last week on a list of appointees to the Public Chamber, in a move some say could be an attempt to upgrade the status of the largely igonored body.

Senior Dagestani Official Killed in Moscow

Two gunmen fired at least 20 rounds at Alim-Sultan Alkhmatov, head of Dagestan's Khasavyurt district, from automatic rifles as he and two bodyguards got out a car at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening.

Wives Seek Return Of Arctic Sea Sailors

The wives of four sailors on the Arctic Sea said in an open letter Friday that they have not had any contact with their husbands since Sept. 18, a rare public statement from the families of the sailors caught up in the mystery surrounding the ship.

Foreign Ministry Urges Restraint in Reacting to Iranian Missile Launches

Reuters
A Foreign Ministry source reportedly said Monday that the international community should exercise restraint in reacting to test missile launches performed by Iran.

Yushchenko Wants Poisoning Information From Russia

The Associated Press
The Ukrainian president said in an interview aired Sunday night on Channel 1+1 that the testimony of the three men who were at a dinner in 2004 at which he believes he was poisoned is crucial to finishing the investigation.

Kremlin Calls Off Missiles

Reuters
President Medvedev said Friday that he would call off his decision to deploy missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad, a vow he had made in response to the scrapped U.S. missile defense plan that would have put facilities in Eastern Europe.

RusAl Restarts Plans for Hong Kong IPO

Reuters
RusAl, working to restructure about $16 billion in debt, will likely need approval from both creditors and Hong Kong regulatory authorities before the IPO.

Gazprom Won't Review European Contracts

Reuters
European consumers of Russian gas, including Germany, Italy and Turkey, plan this year to take up to $2.8 billion less gas than stipulated in take-or-pay contracts with Gazprom.

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