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03/25/2010

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Ex-IKEA Boss Bares Russia's 'Chaotic Reality'

The former head of IKEA's Russian operations has packaged his love and hate for the country in a new book chronicling the firm's eastward expansion.

Public Offered a Say in Police Reforms

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev called on the public Wednesday to help draft legislation to replace a 1991 law on the police, which he blamed in part for the corruption surrounding his agency.

Daimler Accused of Bribing Russians

German carmaker Daimler paid more than 3 million euros ($4 million) in bribes to Russian government officials, largely to secure the sale of cars to the police and Federal Guard Service, the U.S. Justice Department said in a lawsuit.

Ingush Leader Accused of Pressuring Judges

The Moscow Times
In an unprecedented move, Ingush judges have sent a complaint to President Dmitry Medvedev, Supreme Court chief justice Vyacheslav Lebedev and Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, accusing Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov of exerting pressure on the courts.

World Bank Warns of High Unemployment

Unemployment is expected to stay at about 9 percent in the first quarter of 2010, "with some improvement throughout the year, mostly a result of higher seasonal employment," the World Bank said in a report.

Foreign Investors Offering Advice, Not Money

Representatives at the American Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual investment conference said Russia still needed to deal with long-standing issues, such as modernizing what it has and creating a countrywide climate that welcomes business.

Prague Agrees to Host Nuclear Treaty Signing

The United States and Russia could sign a landmark nuclear arms control pact in Prague, Czech and U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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