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04/06/2010

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From A Glass Cage, Khodorkovsky Ridicules Trial

Reuters
On his first day of self-defense, the former Yukos CEO used a jar of crude oil to lecture prosecutors on the specifics of the oil business and used a slide show to illustrate the ownership structure of Yukos.

Angry Drivers Take Stand Against Flashing Blue Lights

Motorists fed up with the abuse of traffic privileges by officials are beginning to make their anger felt. The Union of Car Owners will kick off a protest Saturday encouraging drivers to honk their horns at cars with flashing blue lights.

Khodorkovsky's Article Sparks Extremism Inquiry

In a commentary published March 3 in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky harshly criticized Russia's judicial system, which he said threatened the government's stability.

Jones Lang LaSalle CEO Defines the 'New Normal'

Colin Dyer, president and CEO at Jones Lang LaSalle, is betting on hotels and stores as Russia's commercial real estate market slowly recovers from the economic crisis.

Murdoch in Talks to Sell Radio Assets

The Moscow Times
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media holding is slated to sell its Russian radio stations to Senator Vitaly Bogdanov, the company said.

City Councilman Detained After Drunken Fight on Plane

The Moscow Times
A city councilman from the Leningrad region has been detained by French police after getting into a drunken brawl aboard a Paris-bound plane, Interfax reported Monday.

UN Secretary-General Gives Speech in Uzbekistan

AP
The United Nations secretary-general on Monday urged Uzbekistan to fulfill its international human rights commitments and to take further steps toward improving the repressive country's political climate.

Magnitogorsk Posts $219M Earnings

The Moscow Times
Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works posted a $219 million net profit for 2009, the company said Monday, as increased steel prices pushed up the fourth quarter figures, beating expectations.

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