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02/24/2010

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Record Snowfall Blankets Moscow

Three days of snow flurries had covered the city with 67 centimeters of snow by Tuesday morning, an amount that has never been recorded since meteorologists started keeping records in the capital.

No Charges for Driver in Shock YouTube Crash

The Moscow Times

A driver who plowed into two pedestrians and then examined her car for damage while ignoring the badly injured victims does not face any criminal charges, a news report said.

State Corporation Reform Drafted

The Economic Development Ministry has developed a plan to reform the country's state corporations, which will cease to exist in their current legal form by 2015.

Putin Tells Oligarchs to Step Up Investment in Hydropower

Reuters
Putin said underinvesting firms faced fines and would not be able to sell power at market prices nor be able to reap the benefit of the long-term power market being created in Russia.

Yanukovych Will Visit EU Before Russia

Reuters
Ukrainian President-elect Viktor Yanukovych, who will be sworn in Thursday, has not announced a firm date for visiting Moscow but is expected to go by March 10.

Police Officer Gets Life for Shooting Spree

Reuters
He was also convicted Friday on 22 counts of attempted murder for the late-night rampage in southern Moscow that also wounded seven people.

More Russians Don't Want to Join Army

The Moscow Times
A total 75 percent of respondents in a new survey released Tuesday said they would not like to serve because of hazing, according to state-run VTsIOM.

Tri Kita's Ex-Owner Faces 9 Years in Jail

The Moscow Times
Prosecutors also told the Narofominsk City Court late last week that they were seeking sentences of up to eight years and suspended sentences for eight other defendants implicated in the 2000 scheme to smuggle expensive furniture from Italy.

Gazprom Adjusts Prices To Defend Market Share

Combined Reports
Gazprom has agreed to supply some of Europe's gas at spot market prices in a bid to defend its shrinking market share after three decades of oil-indexed pricing.

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