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Klepach: Economy May Grow 4.5% in ’10

The economy may grow 4 percent to 4.5 percent this year, higher than the official forecast of 3 percent to 3.5 percent, Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach said Tuesday.

Medvedev Warns Ministers to Obey Orders

President Dmitry Medvedev warned federal and regional officials on Tuesday that they could find themselves out on the street for not fulfilling his orders in a timely manner, in his latest initiative to raise his profile as the country's top politician.

Senator Associated With Graft Steps Down

The Moscow Times
Andrei Vavilov, a scandal-prone former deputy finance minister, will step down as a Federation Council senator on Wednesday for another job, Interfax reported.

Oil Deal Overshadows Putin Visit

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's energy talks with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko were overshadowed Tuesday by a deal that could allow Belarus to reduce its Russian oil imports, potentially losing Moscow up to $1 billion in export duties a year.

Russia Today Courts Viewers With Controversy

In a rare interview, the editor of Russia Today explains that the growing channel thrives on controversy as its provides an alternative to mainstream media, and polishing Moscow's reputation is not one of its tasks.

Father Leads Police to Suspected Cop Killer

Police on Tuesday arrested a Dagestani suspect wanted in connection with the weekend killing of a police officer in western Moscow after receiving a tip from his father.

Nord Stream Raises $5.3Bln From Banks

Nord Stream, the Gazprom-led venture building a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, raised 3.9 billion euros ($5.3 billion) for the project from 26 banks.

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