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02/24/2011

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Business Ethics Get Codified

Business ethics are improving in Russia, on paper at least. More local companies are emulating Western standards and adopting ethics codes to help them operate in a corrupt environment and create the appearance of trustworthiness.

All Russians Airlifted From Tripoli

Russian officials announced Wednesday that all Russian citizens had been airlifted from the capital of violence-torn Libya, but reports emerged about people stranded elsewhere in the country, including a group besieged by a bloodthirsty mob.

VEB to Set Up Far East Investment Fund

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has given state development bank Vneshekonombank until May to set up a fund that would finance investment in the remote Far East region, saying that potential projects are worth $3 billion.

Sobyanin to Fix Moscow Traffic From Seoul

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin began a three-day visit to Seoul on Wednesday to meet with a number of politicians and businessmen and learn about Korean successes in fighting traffic jams in that city, Interfax reported.

Mayor and Governor Fighting in Volgograd

Two senior officials, both United Russia members, have clashed head-on in Volgograd, where the city's mayor has refused to leave office after being fired by the governor and has threatened to sue.

Kremlin Sees Peril in Arab Unrest

In remarks more natural for his hawkish predecessor, Vladimir Putin, President Dmitry Medvedev said the latest revolts in the Arab world were instigated by outside forces that were also scheming to topple the authorities in Russia.

Voina Lodges European Case Against Russia

Reuters
A member of a Russian art group detained since November lodged a case against Moscow at the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, the group's representatives said.

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