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Cherkizovo Posts 59% Profit Boost

The Moscow Times
Meat producer Cherkizovo said Wednesday that its net profits shot up 54 percent in 2009 despite a plunge in retail sales throughout the sector.

Chechen Rebel Claims Moscow Bombings

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the deadly Moscow metro explosions in a short video posted on a rebel web site late Wednesday, hours after two new suicide bombings killed at least 12 people in Dagestan.

Ex-Audit Chamber Official Held in Rape Case

The Moscow Times
Moscow police detained on Wednesday a former Audit Chamber official on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman with his twin brother, an aide in the State Duma, Interfax reported.

VEB Explores Options for Terminal D

The Moscow Times
Sheremetyevo's Terminal D will be managed along with the rest of the airport after Vneshekonombank picks the operator and develops a business model for the airport, VEB chief Vladimir Dmitriyev said Wednesday.

Putin Seeks Energy Deals on Venezuela Trip

Russia will cement energy ties with its closest Latin American ally, Venezuela, when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin travels to Caracas on Friday for a trip that also could lead to arms deals that worry Washington.

Kommersant Vlast Accused of Divulging Military Secrets

A federal media watchdog said Wednesday that it had issued a warning to Kommersant Vlast, the influential news magazine, for divulging military secrets in a report about the Strategic Rocket Forces.

Naomi Campbell to Join United Russia

But a source refuses to say if party head and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin or President Dmitry Medvedev knew of the supermodel's interest in Russian politics.

Evraz Posts 2009 Loss Of $1.3Bln, Sees Revival

Evraz Group posted a full-year net loss of $1.26 billion last year, compared with a net profit of $1.86 billion in 2008, after prices declined in the weak economy, the steel and mining giant said Wednesday.

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