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03/31/2010

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Putin Vows to Dredge Terrorists From Sewers

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised that the organizers of twin suicide bombings that killed at least 39 people in the Moscow metro would be "dredged from the bottom of the sewers."

U.S. Missionary Freed on Parole

The Moscow Times
A U.S. missionary sentenced to 18 months for trying to bribe an official has been freed on parole in the capital of Sakhalin Island, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Russian Adds 'Rumorology' to English Vocabulary

Two words submitted by a Russian from Penza have been accepted by U.S. Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary: "rumorology" and "Rusglish." Rumorology is defined as "the study or practice of spreading rumors."

State May Ease Rules For Offshore Energy

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is proposing to loosen the rules that allow just two state-controlled industry leaders, Rosneft and Gazprom, to explore and develop oil and gas riches off Russia's coasts, deputy minister Sergei Donskoi said Tuesday.

Muscovites Defend Cab Drivers

The Moscow Times
Muscovites on Tuesday rushed to provide evidence of drivers who did not seek to profit from Monday’s dual metro bombings, responding to condemnations from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill a day earlier.

Militant Group Denies Responsibility for Metro Attacks

Reuters
A militant Islamist group led by a prominent Chechen rebel denied responsibility on Wednesday for bombings that killed 39 people in two Moscow metro stations.

Police Nab Shamil Basayev’s Former Driver

The Federal Security Service on Tuesday captured a high-profile rebel leader and police mole in the Chelyabinsk region, a day after 500 law enforcement officers conducted a raid against him and suspected terrorists in neighboring Bashkortostan.

Auchan Revealed as No. 2 Retailer

By Maria Solovichenko / Vedomosti
By retail sales volume, Auchan is the second largest company on the market, it has emerged.

Raiffeisen May Sell Off Russian Operations

By Tatyana Voronova / Vedomosti
One of the biggest foreign banks in Russia may be sold off by its main owner — Raiffeisen International owner Christian Conrad said the group is prepared to relinquish control over its Russian and Ukrainian banks.

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