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08/18/2011

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Sberbank Calls for Carbon Credit Bids

Sberbank on Wednesday encouraged the country's industrial powerhouses to apply for carbon credits, a way of rewarding companies for investing in green technologies. Eligible bidders are Russian companies that invested to operate more environmentally friendly equipment.

Putin Disrupts, But Air Show Goes On

A policeman politely raised his arms and shook his head as a group of suited men wearing exhibitor badges strolled toward the pavilions where their stands were located. The cop had appeared like a frowning ghost in the middle of the crowded thoroughfare. When asked whether the path was closed for Putin, the policeman simply pretended not to have heard.

Actor Killed in Traffic Accident That Paralyzes Moscow

At least four people died and a large swathe of central Moscow was paralyzed for hours Wednesday after a car driven by a young movie star on the way to his birthday party crashed and burned on the Garden Ring in the early morning.

Policies Result in 'Poverty Culture'

The Moscow Times
Russia's social policy has failed, as it undercuts the middle class and fosters a "poverty culture" on a scale previously unseen in the country, a government-ordered report said Tuesday.

U.S. Assures Visas Won't Grow Hard to Secure

The U.S. Embassy offered assurances Wednesday that a planned visa facilitation agreement between Washington and Moscow will not lead to more visa refusals for Russians.

Gorbachev Says Putin's Time Is Up

Two days short of the 20th anniversary of the failed coup d'etat against him, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev eagerly relived the twists and turns of his political career — and criticized Russia's political present.

How It Took a Ukrainian 17 Years to Earn $1Bln

Myronivsky Hliboproduct may be a drop in the sea of international companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. But its listing marked an important milestone for Ukraine's post-Soviet economy.

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