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News Analysis: Ukraine Pushed Toward Russia’s Arms

Ukraine's foreign minister insisted Wednesday that the conviction of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko would have no affect on relations with the West, but analysts said the court's ruling can only result in Ukraine being firmly pushed back into Russia's arms.

Big Stars Criticized Over Grozny Show

Hilary Swank, Jean-Claude van Damme and other celebrities who performed in front of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov last week should return any money or gifts they received, a leading human rights organization said Wednesday.

A Stabilization Fund Built on Hard Work and Faith

Alexei Kudrin’s ouster as finance minister left a big hole in the leadership of the Finance Ministry. But Kudrin isn’t the only senior official whom the ministry has lost recently.

Drug Maker Ipsen Mulls Local Options

French drug maker Ipsen might join a growing number of foreign pharmaceutical companies setting up manufacturing in Russia, as it seeks to expand operations in developing markets

Public-Private Partnerships Get Tactical

Public-private partnerships in Russia are moving away from a traditional focus on large infrastructure projects toward more modest, regional-based activities.

Electricity Hike Could Exceed Gas

The Moscow Times
The government could allow the Federal Grid Company to raise its electricity transmission rates by up to 20 percent in July next year.

Lending Cash to Save Energy in Rostov

Anatoly Antonenko is happy. For two months earlier this summer, workmen made life difficult for the residents of his 13-floor apartment building in the southern port of Taganrog, replacing windows, installing heating meters and insulating pipes.

Moscow Ranked Top for New Business

The Moscow Times
Moscow has been designated the most desirable European city for companies to expand into for the second year running, according to a survey by global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

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