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12/28/2010

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Ex-Minister Jailed in Ukraine

Combined Reports
A Ukrainian court on Monday ordered former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko to be held in jail for two months as the Prosecutor General's Office investigates allegations of abuse of office.

GE to Make Equipment in Yaroslavl

Bloomberg
General Electric signed agreements with state-controlled Inter RAO UES and Russian Technologies to produce equipment domestically and help upgrade the country’s energy and health care systems.

Oil-Production Tax Revision in January

Bloomberg
Russia may start narrowing the gap between export duties on heavy and light oil products as early as next month as the government seeks to encourage production of higher quality products.

TNK-BP Delays Appointment of Maxim Barsky as New CEO

Bloomberg
TNK-BP said Friday that it delayed the appointment of Maxim Barsky as chief executive officer.

South Africa to Join BRIC

Bloomberg
South Africa has been formally asked to join the BRIC group of major emerging markets, comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China, bolstering its position as Africa's champion.

RusAl Values Norilsk Stake at $15Bln

Bloomberg
United Company RusAl's stake in Norilsk Nickel is worth at least $15 billion, said Nathaniel Rothschild, chairman of the holding company for billionaire Oleg Deripaska's RusAl shares.

2 Exhibitions Celebrate 90 Years of Vkhutemas

Two exhibits now on allow visitors a glimpse of the legendary art and architecture school Vkhutemas, where some of the most famous of the avant-garde movement — the likes of Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko — taught, studied and worked.

The World's Largest Dying Power

As 2010 and the first decade of the 21st century wind to a close, the dominant social, political and economic trends of the year raise serious doubts about Russia’s future survival as a sovereign country. Chinese analysts perhaps put it best: Russia is the world’s largest dying power.

A Christmas Miracle

It's the Christmas season, and this is a time when you're supposed to tell sentimental stories that end happily and warm the cockles of your listeners' hearts.

Year of the Tandem Shows Split at the Top

Politically, 2010 will come down as the Year of the Tandem. Russia’s politics is all about the tandem.

Medvedev's Silent Majority

As the year closes, it's customary to look back on the successes and failures of the past 12 months and make resolutions for the year to come. Most people do this in private, but politicians differ from simple mortals.
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