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02/01/2010

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Hacker Attack Freezes Novaya Gazeta's Web Site

The opposition newspaper's web site has been inaccessible for most of the past week, as hackers continue a sustained denial of service attack on its servers.

Lawmaker Killed in Car Crash After Opening of First Casino

Combined Reports
The car crash highlights the risk in banishing casinos to remote gambling zones, and it draws new attention to Russia's dangerous roads.

Migration Service Takes Credit for Population Growth

The roughly 400,000 immigrants who were granted citizenship last year have helped to offset the country's shrinking population, the Federal Migration Service said.

State Won Big in Sakhalin Buy

By Yelena Mazneva / Vedomosti
After Gazprom bought out its international partners in Sakhalin-2 in 2007, the state received a privileged share in Sakhalin Energy, which paid a $1.35 billion dividend, Vedomosti has learned.

Thousands Decry Putin as Public Anger Swells

Up to 12,000 people gathered at a rally in Kaliningrad to demand Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's resignation Ч the largest among a nationwide flurry of opposition protests staged over the weekend.

First Stealth Fighter Makes Test Flight

The government hopes that the T-50 PAK FA, the country's first stealth fighter jet, will rejuvenate the Air Force's aging fleet, though commercial production is still a long way off.

Russia Ranks 55th in Report of 60 Globalized Economies

The Moscow Times
Russia is one of the least globalized countries among the 60 largest economies in the world, according to a report released Friday.

Banking Stocks Defy Bad Debt Questions

Share prices for the country's major lenders have made healthy recoveries from March lows, despite several market indicators hinting at upcoming difficulties in the sector.

Leopard Found in Rechnik as Wrecking Ball Swings

Combined Reports
A leopard found in MoscowТs Rechnik neighborhood, which the city is demolishing in the face of residentsТ protests, could be an endangered species from the Far East.

LUKoil Consortium Closes Iraq Oil Deal

Combined Reports
The 20-year deal on West Qurna Phase 2 is the last of the 10 fields that Iraq awarded last year during two international licensing rounds.

Gazprom, Hungarian Bank Sign South Stream Deal

The Associated Press
Gazprom and the state-owned Hungarian Development Bank signed a deal Friday setting up a company to develop Hungary's part of the South Stream gas pipeline project.

World Celebrates Immortal Chekhov

Reuters
President Dmitry Medvedev jetted to ChekhovТs hometown of Taganrog in southern Russia, where he described the physician-turned-writerТs short stories and plays as Уimmortal.Ф
Thousands of people calling for PutinТs resignation at a rally in Kaliningrad on Saturday. The sign reads, УPutin should be held responsible for everything!Ф

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Thousands of people calling for PutinТs resignation at a rally in Kaliningrad on Saturday. The sign reads, УPutin should be held responsible for everything!Ф

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