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06/30/2011

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In Tit-for-Tat, Russia Wants to Blacklist Foreigners

With the United States considering sanctions on Russian officials implicated in the prison death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the Foreign Ministry has turned to the State Duma with a blacklist of its own.

Campbell Finds It Can't Break Tradition

After four years in Russia, iconic American soupmaker Campbell announced that it is giving up. The reason for Campbell's departure may lie in Russia's conservative food culture, although the company did extensive research when it entered the market.

Russia Forces Belarus to Pay Power Bill

Combined Reports
Russia cut electricity supplies to Belarus on Wednesday and forced the country, which faces one of the worst economic crises of President Alexander Lukashenko’s 17-year rule, to pay millions of dollars of overdue power bills.

MICEX, RTS Sign Merger

The Moscow Times
A long-anticipated deal signed Wednesday finalized the merger of Moscow's two stock exchanges, MICEX and RTS, with the two entities expected to begin operating as a single unit by September.

64 Pimps Found Guilty in Perm

The Moscow Times
A Perm court on Wednesday sentenced 64 pimps to prison terms or fines in one of the largest trials in recent memory.

Expat Airline Executives Out on Street

The CEO and other senior expatriate executives of Avianova, the country's fourth-largest airline, said Wednesday that they have been evicted from their offices in an apparent coup.

Kaczynski’s Brother Faults Russia for Jet Crash

Reuters
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's main opposition party, said Wednesday that Russia bore the main responsibility for a plane crash in April 2010 that killed his twin brother, then Poland's president.

Video Catches Medvedev in Driving Gaffe

Combined Reports
Memo to President Dmitry Medvedev: Next time you plunge into a crowd, don't forget to park your car first.

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