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02/09/2011

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British Journalist Deported

The Federal Security Service deported a prominent British reporter from the country, raising fears of a new crackdown. The scandal threatens to jeopardize still-fragile Russian-British relations as both governments are working hard to improve ties.

Transport Safety Boss Out After Bombing

Gennady Kurzenkov was removed as head of the Federal Transportation Inspection Service on Tuesday as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin continued to mete out retribution for security failures leading up to the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Domodedovo Airport.

Nomos Ranks No. 2 in Assets

The Moscow Times
Nomos Bank increased its assets more than expected last year to become the country's second-largest private bank, according to information in a ranking released Tuesday.

Drug Makers Seek Dialogue With State

International pharmaceutical companies working in Russia said Monday that more dialogue with the government is necessary as the domestic market undergoes changes stemming from the recently adopted state strategy for the sector.

Wanted Man Speaks of Lynching, Scapegoating

The Moscow Times
A fugitive North Caucasus native wanted over an interracial brawl that triggered violent riots in December said he barely escaped a lynch mob and that the authorities are using him and his friends as scapegoats to appease nationalists.

Umarov Claims Domodedovo Bombing

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the Domodedovo Airport bombing, but new reports from investigators cast doubt on his declaration, as an independent terrorist cell was said to be behind the attack.

Riches, Fear Ensure Central Asia Stability

Reuters
Central Asia’s authoritarian leaders, having crushed dissent during decades in power, are likely to use a mixture of oil and gas revenues, repression and cosmetic reforms to meet any threat of Egyptian-style protests.

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