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New Customs Body May Oversee Union

A new customs body is to be created to either replace all three customs services of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan or to control them as a watchdog, but talks are dragging on over the distribution of duties.

Economic Crime Rises Eightfold in 2009

The Interior Ministry's Investigative Committee said it had uncovered more than 428,000 economic crimes last year, a 745 percent increase from the same period of 2008.

Suspect Cleared in Klebnikov's Murder

Investigators have dropped charges against a Chechen suspect in the killing of Paul Klebnikov, the former editor of Forbes Russian edition, a news report said Wednesday.

Putin's Favorite Rocker Gets Duma Seat

Nikolai Rastorguyev, whom Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls his favorite folk rock singer and who has no experience in politics, became a State Duma deputy with United Russia on Wednesday.

RusAl Dives 9% in Hong Kong

Shares of the aluminum firm fell steeply on the first day of trading in Hong Kong but Oleg Deripaska  shrugged off the fall as a broad market sell-off.

GM Sells Saab — After Russian Bows Out

GM make it clear in its announcement of the sale of Saab that Spyker investor Vladimir Antonov had been a major point of contention.

Kirov's Governor Fails to Cut Salary to a Bare $145

The Moscow Times
An attempt by Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh to slash his salary to $145 and donate the rest to build wheelchair ramps has been rejected by local lawmakers.

Aeroflot Seeking Control of Sheremetyevo-2

By Anastasia Dagayeva / Vedomosti
State carrier Aeroflot is already feeling constrained by its newly opened Sheremetyevo-3 terminal and is looking to take over management of Sheremetyevo-2, Vedomosti has learned.

Investment Banks Expect Dozens of 2010 IPOs

By Gyuzel Gubeidullina / Vedomosti
Dozens of Russian companies starved for new capital are rushing to plan their initial public offerings for this year, including retailer Victoria Group and fishing holding Russian Sea.

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