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Tanker Plan Casts Shadow Over South Stream

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin floated the idea Wednesday of using tankers for natural gas deliveries from Russia to Europe across the Black Sea, sparking questions about the plan to lay the South Stream pipeline.

Embattled Charity Denies Ties to Putin

Vladimir Kiselyov, a former Kremlin official, sought to distance himself from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in an apparent effort to shield Putin from a charity fundraising scandal that threatens to embarrass him.

Biden Shows 'Reset' Good for Business

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday at the start of his official visit to Russia and oversaw the signing of a deal between U.S. aviation giant Boeing and national carrier Aeroflot worth more than $2 billion.

Highway Could Cut Through Zavidovo

The Federal Road Agency has denied rumors that it plans to run the Moscow-St. Petersburg highway through a national park, in an apparent bid to avert a fresh clash with conservationists.

Kremlin Has $350M for Friendly NGOs

The Kremlin will this year hand out  1 billion rubles ($350 million) to nongovernmental organizations through six NGOs that critics say are too close to the state. Another concern is that most of the grant money goes to projects in and around Moscow.

14-Year Sentence Delay Requested – Again

The Moscow Times
Irkutsk prosecutors on Wednesday asked a court to postpone for 14 years a two-year prison sentence for a driver who killed a pedestrian and crippled another, Interfax reported.

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