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09/06/2010

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'Dark Horse' Replaces Rosneft Head

Rosneft's board has approved first deputy chief Eduard Khudainatov as its new president, the company said Sunday, ending Sergei Bogdanchikov's 12 years at the helm and tightening chairman Igor Sechin's control over Russia's largest oil producer.

Jailed Mother Walks Free Until 2022

Yulia Kruglova, a pregnant mother of four young children, was released Friday after the Samara Regional Court postponed her prison sentence on embezzlement charges until 2022 — when her youngest daughter will turn 14.

Sukhoi Sells 6 Superjets to U.S. Firm

Sukhoi has broken into the coveted U.S. aircraft market with its new Superjet 100, winning an order for six jets and an option for four more that could be worth $300 million, a spokesman for SuperJet International said.

Court Rejects Nashi’s Lawsuit Against Yashin

A Moscow court has rejected a defamation lawsuit filed by Nashi against opposition leader Ilya Yashin over his accusations that the pro-Kremlin youth group had made Internet videos targeting opposition figures.

EU Lawmaker: Russia Better Off Without Putin

The head of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights harshly criticized Russia's human rights record and said the country would be better off without Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

8 Dead in Wildfires in 3 Regions

Combined Reports
Wildfires visited dozens of villages in the Volgograd, Saratov and Samara regions, killing at least eight people and reducing more than 500 homes to ruins, officials said.

Defense Minister Dispatched to Dagestan After Weekend Blasts

President Dmitry Medvedev dispatched Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov to Dagestan on Sunday after the North Caucasus republic was rocked by a series of attacks that killed at least three people and injured dozens, including a local government minister.

Opposition Journalist Found Dead in Belarus

Combined Reports
The director of a prominent Belarus opposition web site that has faced pressure from the government was found dead Friday.

Inflation Feared More Than Terrorism

The Moscow Times
Alcoholism and inflation scare Russians much more than terrorism, extremism and environmental problems, according to a new poll. Other major worries are corruption and crime.

Ukraine Pushes for Reduced Gas Price

Bloomberg
Ukraine is willing to give Russia joint control of a pipeline to southeastern Europe in exchange for access to gas supplies, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in an interview.

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