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Stalled Oil Deal Hits Income, Image

After a tribunal decision blocking the deal, cracks have begun to show in the $16 billion tie-up between Rosneft and BP. Legal challenges and delays to the deal have raised the prospect that Rosneft may seek financial compensation from BP.

United Russia Think Tank Urges Democratization, Pluralism

After President Dmitry Medvedev's think tank released a report criticizing Putin-era reforms, a think tank close to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has issued a copycat report that sets the stage for Putin to run on a similar platform.

Putin Touts Plan to Reduce Investment Barriers

Foreign investors will enjoy more freedom from bureaucracy when buying into strategic natural resource companies under legislation that the government is considering, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Yakemenko to Sue Reporter for Defamation

The Moscow Times
The head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Vasily Yakemenko, will file a defamation lawsuit this week against journalist Oleg Kashin for implicating him in a brutal attack on Kashin last year, Yakemenko's spokeswoman said Friday.

Hazing Soars 16% in Military

The Moscow Times
Hazing in the army rose more than 16 percent last year, with ethnic tensions contributing increasingly, the chief military prosecutor said Friday. The trend persisted this year, with 500 hazing cases opened in the first two months alone.

Open Secrets Turn Engineer Into 'Spy'

Ask any official in Moscow's White House or Kiev's Budinok Uryadu and you will be told that relations between the two countries have been nothing but amiable since the ascension of President Viktor Yanukovych last year.

Russia's NATO Envoy Warns of Libya War

President Dmitry Medvedev has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to help prevent civilian deaths in Libya, even as Russia's NATO envoy warned that the U.S.-led military alliance could be dragged into a full-scale war.

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