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10/24/2011

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In Eye for Eye, U.S. Citizens Banned

The Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that it has banned entry for unspecified senior U.S. officials, "mirroring" a ban imposed by the U.S. State Department on Russian officials linked to the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Would-Be TNK-BP CEO Resigns

Maxim Barsky, chief executive-in-waiting of TNK-BP, whose appointment was intended to enshrine management independence and close down its bitter shareholder conflict, has resigned, the company said Friday.

Medvedev Vows 2nd MSU Visit

National politics are notoriously devoid of public discussion, but President Dmitry Medvedev pledged on Saturday to change that by meeting with young journalists and fielding any questions they might have.

Severance Packages Slated to Be Taxed

The Moscow Times
Severance packages for senior managers at Russian companies are likely to be taxed starting next year, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov said. A bill before the State Duma foresees a deduction of 13 percent income tax on senior managers' severance packages.

Dvorkovich Joins Prophets of Economic Gloom

As European leaders scrambled to solve the continent's sovereign debt crisis Sunday, presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich joined the ranks of those predicting that the world is facing a long period of slow economic growth. 

Russia Demands Inquiry Into Gadhafi's Death

Russia has demanded an investigation into Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's violent death, while politicians of various stripes have described Gadhafi as a hero and his government as an "exemplary model" destroyed by the United States.


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