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05/24/2010

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Customs Union With Belarus, Kazakhstan Is in Doubt

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday conceded that a Russian-led customs union with Belarus and Kazakhstan would not come into force by a planned July 1 deadline.

Kremlin Seeks to Ban Gifts for Bureaucrats

Under an anti-corruption campaign by the Kremlin, bureaucrats will be banned from accepting gifts, officials will lose their immunity and bribe-takers will have their assets seized. The proposed measures address recommendations made by the Council of Europe that the government has to address by the end of June.

Chess Group Loses Home After Defying Kremlin

The Russian Chess Federation has been evicted after refusing to support Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Kalmyk politician who has described a 1997 visit by aliens, as head of an international chess organization.

Medvedev Hints Gazprom's Tower Is Too Tall

President Dmitry Medvedev has urged St. Petersburg authorities to reconsider the height of the controversial skyscraper that Gazprom plans to construct in the city.

Duma Says Judges Are Disobeying Medvedev

The Moscow Times
State Duma deputies have complained to the Supreme Court that judges are failing to obey a Kremlin-backed law that bans the arrest of suspects in economic crimes.

Grabovoi Offers to Work Miracle at Raspadskaya Mine

The Moscow Times
Grigory Grabovoi, a self-proclaimed miracle worker who promised to resurrect Beslan children, was released on parole Friday and has offered to use his “powers” to help victims of the Raspadskaya mine blasts.

Medvedev Orders Review of Wobbly Bridge

President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a construction investigation Friday after a new bridge over the Volga River gave a bizarre performance, sending cars swirling and bouncing in gale-force winds.

Mufti Quits After Anti-Orthodox Remarks

The Moscow Times
North Ossetia's top Muslim leader has resigned after accusing Russian Orthodox priests of making money instead of teaching religion and saying he approved of armed jihad.

Ex-Moscow Prefect Nabbed Abroad In $32M Case

The Moscow Times
A former Moscow prefect accused of swindling Yelena Baturina, the billionaire wife of his ex-boss Mayor Yury Luzhkov, out of 1 billion rubles ($32 million) was detained abroad and faces extradition to Russia, police said.

Coal Mine Rally Barred

The Moscow Times
Siberian authorities barred a weekend rally by miners upset about an accident that killed 90 people earlier this month, RIA-Novosti reported.

Car Crash Linked to Kerimov

The Moscow Times
In the latest news of cars with flashing blue lights or "migalki," the Mercedes S600 that rammed into a BMW sedan last week belonged to Federation Council Senator Suleiman Kerimov, Gzt.ru reported, rather than Krasnodar Governor Alexander Tkachyov.
A security officer looking on as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin heads a Russian delegation at talks on a customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in St. Petersburg on Friday. Putin said the union would not start by July 1, casting serious doubts on Moscow’s commitment to the plan.

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A security officer looking on as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin heads a Russian delegation at talks on a customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in St. Petersburg on Friday. Putin said the union would not start by July 1, casting serious doubts on Moscow’s commitment to the plan.

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