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03/21/2011

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Ulyanovsk Calls for Medvedev to End Tax Breaks

By all appearances, Ulyanovsk Governor Sergei Morozov has a good thing going. His region is one of about a dozen that offers tax breaks to foreign companies, attracting the likes of British-based brewer SABMiller and U.S. chocolate maker Mars.

Dow Expects Sales Dividend from Olympics Sponsorship

U.S. giant Dow Chemical Company is using its sponsorship of the Olympic Games to gain access to government contracts and double its sales in Russia to $1.5 billion by 2012. Dow is also looking to partner with Russian firms.

U.S. Defense Secretary to Court Kremlin on Libya

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will arrive on Monday for talks expected to be dominated by the launch of UN-sanctioned military strikes on Libya over the weekend.

Escargots on Menu at Tomsk Electric Grid

Privatization of Russia's electricity grid moved further along Friday when MRSK Holding agreed to give French EDF control of its Tomsk Distribution Company. The deal sets the conditions for a formal contract between IDGC and EDF subsidiary ERDF.

Scandal-Mired Charity to Shell Out $6M

A scandal-mired charity for which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sang "Blueberry Hill" has promised to donate $6 million in equipment to three hospitals in an effort to end the controversy.

In Chernobyl, A Disaster Persists

Reuters
As Japan battles to prevent a meltdown at its Fukushima nuclear plant, the people of Ukraine are preparing to remember the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. The physical and financial legacies of that disaster are still felt today.

Owners, Cashier Slain in Pawnshop Robbery

The Moscow Times
An armed robbery escalated into a triple homicide at a pawnshop near Kievsky Station on Friday, investigators said.

United Russia Pundit Calls State TV Biased

An influential United Russia pundit has appealed to President Dmitry Medvedev to create public councils to prevent bias on state television and to raise its overall standards.

Ousted Kamchatka Governor Gets Audit Chamber Position

The Moscow Times
A governor who made headlines for purportedly taking offense at a theatrical performance of "Cinderella" and banning it has landed a cushy job at the Audit Chamber.

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