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08/24/2010

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Chechen Clans Put Dispute to Rest

A prominent Chechen commander was pronounced dead by his brother on Monday — shortly after the brother announced a truce with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, whom he had earlier accused of masterminding attempts on his brothers' lives.

United Russia Boss Tapped as Kaliningrad Governor

President Dmitry Medvedev appointed the head of United Russia's Kaliningrad branch, Nikolai Tsukanov, as Kaliningrad's next governor on Monday. Tsukanov immediately promised to tackle unemployment and high transportation costs.

Violence Flares in Dagestan After Militant Leader's Death

A wave of coordinated attacks swept Dagestan after authorities killed a local rebel leader blamed for the Moscow metro bombings. But analysts said the surge may have been more than revenge.

Sberbank Gets Stake in Developer

Sberbank said Monday that it had acquired a controlling stake in DB Development, a joint venture between Deutsche Bank and Strabag. The bank hopes the deal will open "new opportunities" in Russia's real estate market.

Aiming to Capitalize On Fast Reactors

Special Report: The development of efficient nuclear reactors has taken on fresh urgency since President Dmitry Medvedev put it on his innovation agenda. Abroad, Russia could sell its fast reactor technology. But there are worries about nuclear proliferation.

Geography Lesson at Trial

The Moscow Times
Former Yukos co-owner Platon Lebedev opened his testimony at his trial on money-laundering charges with a geography lesson for prosecutors, Interfax reported Monday.

St. Petersburg Blackout Explained

The Moscow Times
An hour-long blackout that hit seven of St. Petersburg’s 18 districts during the Friday evening rush was probably caused by a worn-out control cable at a power station, Kommersant said Monday.

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