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01/15/2010

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Putin Aims to Halve Drinking in 10 Years

Health advocates voiced doubt on whether the goal was realistic, pointing to the alcohol industry's vested interests and widespread illegal vodka production and distribution.

Car Sales Sink 49%, Seen Level This Year

AvtoVAZ kept its spot as the biggest carmaker, while luxury brands performed better than average.

Moscow Prepares for Better Kiev Ties

Confident of improved relations with Ukraine, the Kremlin will move to restore full diplomatic ties by finally sending its newly appointed ambassador.

Putin Wants Poultry Supply Secure by ’15

The country plans to import a total of 780,000 metric tons of poultry in 2010 and gradually decrease the share of imports to 550,000 metric tons by 2012, according to a decree signed by the government in December.

Parliament Backs Reform of European Rights Court

Reuters
Lawmakers voted 392 in favor and 56 against after a protracted spat with the Strasbourg-based court for refusing to ratify the legal changes, which will allow the court to speed up its work.

Ukraine Candidates Turning to U.S. Advisers

Reuters
The most prominent candidates in the Ukrainian president race have sought firms with ties to recent U.S. presidential candidates, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and  Senator John McCain.

Evraz 2009 Output Drops 13.5%

Reuters
Average selling prices for railway products in Russia fell to $611 per metric ton from $895 in 2008, while domestic construction products dropped to $438 per metric ton from $903.

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