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01/11/2011

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Yukos Verdict Tests Balance of Ruling Tandem

President Dmitry Medvedev, who publicly scolded Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for declaring that Mikhail Khodorkovsky belonged in jail two weeks before the actual verdict, was left red-faced when the judge sided with Putin and delivered a guilty ruling.

Arrests Called Election-Year Warning

A senior opposition activist on Monday accused the authorities of jailing Boris Nemtsov and five other opposition leaders over the New Year's holiday as a warning to the opposition not to rock the boat ahead of national elections.

Lights Fail, Thieves Loot, Heads Roll

Outages continued in the Moscow region on Monday as power companies struggled to restore reliable electricity supplies following a series of blackouts over the holiday period.

Pugachyov Ousted as Tuva Senator

The political career of Senator Sergei Pugachyov was shattered over the holidays after Tuva's leader dismissed the flamboyant businessman as his representative in the Federation Council.

New MMM Offers 20% Returns

If you are wondering where to invest your Christmas bonus, Sergei Mavrodi, founder of the MMM financial pyramid that collapsed in the 1990s and defrauded millions of people, has a deal for you.

Movies and TV to Get Content Rating System

A media rating system will be launched to define content suitable for children, but journalistic publications will be exempt, calming fears that the new rules are targeting media freedoms — but not dispelling them altogether.

LUKoil Moving Toward Norway

LUKoil is applying for permission to operate in Norway as the company looks to expand outside Russia, where high taxes and limited access to new fields have bogged down the oil industry.

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