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10/03/2011

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Britain 'Blacklists' Magnitsky Officials

The Moscow Times
Britain has secretly blacklisted at least 60 Russian officials implicated in the 2009 prison death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a British media report said Sunday.

Army Cuts Number of Conscripts

The military will significantly reduce the number of conscripts called up in the fall conscription drive amid difficulties finding a sufficient number of young men due to poor health and draft evasion, the General Staff said.

JPMorgan Looks After Young Adults

The Russian presence of U.S. investment banking giant JPMorgan has grown to such an extent that its philanthropy fund is now looking to establish its first local project. 

Vilnius Mayor Solves Parking Woes With Tank

Combined Reports
Drivers think twice before illegally parking in Lithuania's capital. Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas found a heavy-handed way of dealing with parking scofflaws: He crushes their cars with a military armored personnel carrier.

Putin Portrait Sells for 200,000 Euros

The Moscow Times
An anonymous Russian businessman spent 200,000 euros ($269,000) on a pop-art portrait of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
"Putin Couture," by Georgian-American neo-pop artist David Datuna, had been on sale at the Art Moscow festival, which ran from Sept. 21 to 25.

Budget Airline Avianova Will File for Bankruptcy

The Moscow Times
Budget airline Avianova, which has been embroiled in a bitter shareholder dispute between its U.S. and Russian partners, has stopped all flights and will file for bankruptcy.

'60/66' Tax Reform a First Step in Restructuring Oil Industry

The oil industry expects a 2012 windfall of almost $6 billion after changes to the oil taxation system designed to sustain high production levels came into force Saturday.

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