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Nord Stream Wins Final Clearance

A regional Finnish agency has issued a permit deeming the pipeline environmentally safe for the Finnish part of the Baltic Sea that it will traverse, giving the project its last go-ahead.

Inventor in Hot Water Over Use of Shoigu's Name

Controversial self-styled inventor Viktor Petrik may have taken things too far by not even altering the spelling of Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu's last name on a water filter sold by the little-known scientist's company.

Irkutsk Sees Dueling Rallies Over Paper Mill

Some 2,000 people on Saturday protested the reopening of a paper mill on Lake Baikal, a day after owner Oleg Deripaska said he planned to give up his stake.

Russia is Focus of Oil And Gas Acquisitions

The country accounted for 10 percent of all upstream oil and gas mergers in 2009.

Steel Stocks Rise on Growing Demand

Steelmaker stocks have made a winning start to the year, with all five major players beating the market, but the future performance of the industry is likely to depend on how well domestic steel demand can bounce back.

Duma Speaker Vouches for Jailed City Official

The Moscow Times

Former Moscow Advertising Committee head Vladimir Makarov, who has been in jail since August while awaiting trial on corruption charges, is to be released after City Duma Speaker Vladimir Platonov vouched for him.

Oil Firms to Get Incentives to Keep Drilling

Oil companies are to get additional incentives to keep drilling, President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, and he promised that the government will tackle a surge in unregistered minirefineries.

Women's Ice Hockey: Finland Routs Russia 5-1

Overcoming an early deficit, Finland eventually took control, forcing the Russians into a series of penalties with their speed and outshooting them 34-14.

Skobrev Gets Bronze СWith a Shimmer of GoldТ

Combined Reports
Speed skater Ivan Skobrev took the bronze medal in the 5,000 meter race.

Russia Called Favorite for Hockey Gold

The Associated Press
Steve Yzerman, the executive director for CanadaТs hockey team, said Russia was the favorite to win gold at the Vancouver Olympics.

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