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08/04/2010

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State to Stay Out of Norilsk Nickel

The Kremlin on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of the government buying a stake in Russia’s biggest mining company, Norilsk Nickel, to end a bitter dispute between its two major shareholders, Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin.

Bloggers Mount Hunt for Police Officer

The violent actions of a police officer caught on camera during an anti-Kremlin rally in St. Petersburg last weekend have prompted bloggers to launch an unprecedented campaign to find and prosecute him.

Irate Cops Jail Rapper for Hooliganism

Noize MC, a rapper who has targeted bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and police officers in his songs, was jailed on hooliganism charges in Volgograd for verbally abusing police during a live show.

Agriculture Ministry Drops Yield Forecasts

Severe drought and wildfires forced the Agriculture Ministry to drop its grain production forecasts by more than 20 percent on Tuesday and put a halt to a special grain program.

Death Toll in Plane Crash Rises to 11

The passenger plane crashed as it attempted to land in heavy fog in an Arctic port early Tuesday, bursting into a ball of fire that killed 11 of the 15 people on board, emergency officials said.

Shoigu Says Wildfires Out of Control

The authorities conceded Tuesday that wildfires were burning out of control as another 47,000 hectares went up in flames and fires ravaged a military base, threatened a nuclear research center and left hundreds of people homeless.

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