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06/09/2010

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Shuvalov Tells Anti-Monopoly Service to Go Easy on Big Oil

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov urged the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service not to fight with oil companies. His comments mark an apparent turnaround from a position taken by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Rosatom Agrees to First Asset Sale to Foreign Investor

Rosatom agreed to sell a stake in one of its uranium enrichment plants to Kazakh state company Kazatomprom, both companies said. The deal would unlock a Russian nuclear fuel maker for partial foreign ownership for the first time.

Senior Police Official Is Linked to Car Accident

In the latest incident with official vehicles, the Interior Ministry acknowledged Tuesday that a car owned by a deputy interior minister was in the vicinity of a crash that injured a woman.

Russia a 'Top 5' Loser on Peace

Russia has become a much less peaceful nation because of unrest tied to the economic crisis and the aftermath of the 2008 war with Georgia, according to an international peace index released Tuesday.

Dvorkovich Supports Biofuel Projects

The government should support small energy-generating projects that use biofuel by giving them tax breaks and subsidized interest rates, presidential economic adviser Arkady Dvorkovich has said.

Medvedev Looks to Cut Bureaucracy by 20%

President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered the government to draft a proposal on reducing the federal bureaucracy by 20 percent, an idea with serious political risks. Some 800,000 people are employed as federal officials.

4 Conscripts Charged in Theft From Polish Crash Site

Combined Reports
Four conscripts were charged on Tuesday with stealing bank cards from the Polish plane crash in April, the first official Russian acknowledgment that Russian soldiers were suspected of the theft. The Investigative Committee said the suspects haven't been detained.

A Canadian Harvests Kazakhstan's Uranium

Reuters
Cameco Corp. plans to double capacity at its Inkai uranium mine in Kazakhstan, a nation with more than 15 percent of global reserves. Cameco also wants to double uranium production to meet growing demand.

Gang Scams Thousands of Veterans

The Moscow Times
Police have detained more than 40 members of a gang accused of orchestrating a nationwide scam that involved thousands of retirees, mostly veterans, RIA-Novosti reported.

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