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Khodorkovsky's Prosecutors Request Jail Terms

Associated Press
Prosecutors asked Friday for a 14-year prison sentence for former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in his second trial, though time served for convictions from his first trial could reduce that number.

RusAl Fails to Re-Elect Norilsk Board

Norilsk Nickel shareholders voted against an effort by United Company RusAl to oust the current board of directors, a win for rival shareholder Interros and management, which both opposed the maneuver.

Sobyanin Promises to Revise City Spending

New Mayor Sergei Sobyanin promised to invest city funds into social issues rather than private companies and hinted that he would revise the Genplan, a disputed plan for the city's development through 2025.

'Margarine Oligarch' Named Chief of Staff

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin quickly filled the vacancy created by Sergei Sobyanin's move to City Hall by picking State Duma Deputy Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as his new chief of staff.

Putin Leads Meeting on Hockey, Heating

The usual fall discussion about preparing for winter was preceded by an optimistic discourse about hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship at the prime minister's Cabinet meeting Thursday.

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