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Caspian Pipeline Upgrades Without Additional Debt

Caspian Pipeline Consortium holds up Kropotkinskaya pumping station as the poster child for its $5.4 billion expansion project to double the volume of crude it ships out across the Black Sea every year.

Ousted Red Cross Head Threatened

Irina Lernochinskaya, a veteran leader of Moscow's Red Cross, proudly shows off pictures of her together with Dutch Princess Margriet and former first lady Naina Yeltsin.

Defense Ministry Picketed Over Housing

Ten military officers picketed the Defense Ministry on Monday, claiming that the ministry has failed to provide apartments to them and 200,000 of their colleagues.

Russia Ready to Help Indebted Euro Zone

Russia could attain a balanced budget next year, if oil prices remain at $93 a barrel and the country does not increase the Reserve Fund, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

Airline Delays Flight for Its Tardy Executive

The Tatarstan airline acknowledged on Monday that its Kazan-Moscow flight was delayed for about an hour on Sept. 30 because the plane was waiting for a tardy senior executive.

Bigfoot Forum Derided as United Russia Ploy

A scientific conference featuring a boxing legend and U.S. Bigfoot believers has claimed that it found "95 percent evidence" for the existence of a Yeti-like hominoid in southern Siberia, but an opposition politician ridiculed the findings on Monday as pure pre-election publicity for United Russia.

Bashkortostan Farmer Pioneers High-Tech Dairy

Artur Nurgaliyev pointed to a group of black-and-white spotted cows feeding out of a trough on his farm near Ufa, the capital of the Bashkortostan republic.

Suicide Costs Russia Equivalent of Large City

An alarmingly high suicide rate in Russia has cost the country the equivalent in population of a large metropolis since the Soviet collapse.

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