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Talks Frozen in Belarus Oil Dispute

Moscow and Minsk are fighting over duties on imported oil that Belarus re-exports to Europe, which is a key source of revenue for the country’s economy.

Children’s Ombudsman Fired After 4 Months

Opponents of the juvenile justice system praised Alexei Golovan’s dismissal as a victory, but his replacement, a vocal supporter of Vladimir Putin, has no known human rights experience.

Medvedev Reappoints 2 Tarnished Governors

The president also fired two governors and warned about term limits in a slew of regional shuffles.

U.S. Says Chicken Ban May Hurt Ties

Federal Consumer Protection Service head Gennady Onishchenko denies that the restrictions, which came into force on Jan. 1, constitute a ban.

Rothschild, Paulson To Buy RusAl Shares

The aluminum giant has found four cornerstone investors who could buy about 39 percent of its Hong Kong IPO.

Deripaska Sells Russneft Back to Gutseriyev

By Irina Reznik / Vedomosti
The oil company's founder gave Oleg Deripaska $600 million for control of the company, according to a source close to the deal.

Medvedev Tells FSB to ‘Regularly’ Kill Rebels

The President on Friday ordered Federal Security Service director Alexander Bortnikov to “regularly” and “systematically” kill insurgents in the North Caucasus.

Housing, Autos in 2010 Anti-Crisis Program

By Maxim Tovkailo / Vedomosti
The 2010 program could in part be considered a post-crisis development plan, which all members of the G20 are supposed to create.

Rights Activist Alexeyeva Detained at Anti-Kremlin Rally

Combined Reports
The New Year's opposition protest on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad was broken up by riot police and scores of demonstrators, including 82-year-old human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, were detained.

Medvedev Offers 21 Christmas Pardons

The president last month criticized the severity of punishment for petty crimes routinely meted out in Russian courts during a televized interview.

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