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03/02/2010

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Expanding Renault Frets Over Parts Suppliers

The French car giant announced plans to expand production at the former Moskvich plant with an eye on doubling capacity to 160,000 cars per year by 2011, but concerns persist over the availability of suppliers.

Obama's 'Reset' Winning Russian Hearts

The number of Russians who like the United States soared from a low of 31 percent in November 2008 to 54 percent in January, a shift credited to Barack Obama's readiness to engage in a dialogue with Moscow.

Medvedev, Sarkozy Take Courtship to New Level

AP
Russia and France took their courtship to a new level in Paris on Monday, entering talks about the sale of four French warships to Moscow, standing together against nuclear-minded Iran and urging a new global financial order.

Kemerovo Governor Nominated for 4th Term

The Moscow Times
United Russia's list for the position includes incumbent Governor Aman Tuleyev, his first deputy Valentin Mazikin and State Duma Deputy Sergei Neverov, a Kremlin statement said.

State to Sue Over Strategic Sector Violations

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service on Monday accused several Russian and foreign companies of flouting a 2008 law on investment in 49 strategic industries, such as oil production from major fields and deals involving aerospace technology, defense and large media organizations.

GAZ Group Completes Debt Restructuring

The Moscow Times
GAZ Group has finished restructuring its 39.2 billion ruble ($1.3 billion) debt. As part of the restructuring deal, Sberbank may get a seat on GAZ's board of directors.

French Court Rules Against Prokhorov in Land Case

The Moscow Times
A lawyer for Prokhorov, Denis Shemla, said he did not know whether his client would appeal the court's ruling, RIA-Novosti reported.

Arrest of YouTube Appeal Cop Scrutinized

The Moscow Times

The Investigative Committee has ordered its Krasnodar branch to reconsider the January arrest of former police Major Alexei Dymovsky. Dymovsky last November made a YouTube appeal to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to deal with police corruption.

U.S. Delegation Arrives for Poultry Talks

The Moscow Times
The Federal Consumer Protection Service was to resume talks with the delegation and work toward a resumption of imports, service head Gennady Onishchenko said.

New Apartments, Complete With Kilo of Gold

Developers are pulling out the stops to lure homeowners back to the market. One company is offering clients a kilogram of gold, deposited in a metals account, if they pay for at least 70 percent of the apartment's price up front.

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