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12/20/2011

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Leaks Target Nemtsov Before Rally

Days before a Moscow opposition protest that is expected to attract tens of thousands of people, a pro-Kremlin tabloid has leaked the private phone conversations of one of the rally's main organizers, Boris Nemtsov.

Kim's Death 'Won't Hurt' Ties

The sudden death of maverick North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il cast a cloud over the future of the world's last Stalinist state, but Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that it should not affect relations between the two countries.

Miner Gets Seat on Federation Council

Pavel Maslovsky, CEO and board member of gold miner Petropavlosk, is giving up his position with the company to become a Federation Council senator.

IKEA Mired in Bribery Scandal

The Interior Ministry has charged a former senior IKEA executive in absentia of trying to extort $360,000 from a prospective tenant at the Teply Stan Mega mall.

Strasbourg Awards Dubrovka Hostages $1.6M

Almost a decade after the deadly Dubrovka theater siege, the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday fined the Russian government about 1.25 million euros ($1.6 million) for violating the rights of hostages who were killed or maimed during the operation to free them.

City Office Boom Moving Toward the Suburbs

Information technology companies were the leading tenants of new offices in Moscow this year, taking the largest portion of space in a segment that is expected to exceed $3 billion in value.

No Blacklist for Road Contractors

Federal Road Agency chief Anatoly Chabunin has conceded corruption is a problem in road building, but said a blacklist of unscrupulous contractors was "almost impossible" to put together because companies quickly change their names.

Fall of Tariffs Doesn't Disturb Plane Makers

Russia's largest plane builder has dismissed concerns that domestic aviation could suffer from the loss of protective tariffs thanks to the country's entry into the World Trade Organization.

Domodedovo Airport 'Seeks' Possible Buyer

Looking for the perfect holiday gift and willing to spend several billion dollars? Domodedovo Airport, which aborted an initial public offering attempt earlier this year, could soon be for sale.

Warehouse Scarcity Spurs Demand

One of the most dynamic real estate sectors doesn't have flashy entrances, plush interiors or eye-popping architecture. Instead, its selling points include features like cold storage and advanced docking systems.

Lifeboats Found Empty in Search for Oil Rig's Crew

The Associated Press
Four lifeboats and an inflatable raft were found empty in frigid waters near where an oil rig sank off Russia's eastern coast, rescuers said Tuesday, as hopes faded of rescuing the 39 men still missing.

Unified MICEX-RTS Bourse Begins Trading

With the ring of a bell and a salvo of red and blue confetti, trading on the merged MICEX-RTS bourse started Monday in a major step toward turning Moscow into an international financial center.

Ecologists to Challenge Kyoto Refusal

Environmentalists and business associations have both attacked the government's decision to stay out of the second period of the Kyoto Protocol and promised to challenge the decision in the coming year.
Former Kremlin chief of staff Alexander Voloshin, second left, ringing a bell at the opening session of Moscow’s new joint stock exchange on Monday.

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Former Kremlin chief of staff Alexander Voloshin, second left, ringing a bell at the opening session of Moscow’s new joint stock exchange on Monday.

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