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09/12/2011

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Kremlin Sees No Reset in Historic Cameron Visit

A top Kremlin aide cautioned on Sunday that no “reset” looms in long-troubled relations with Britain, hours before Prime Minister David Cameron was to arrive in Moscow for the first visit by a British leader in six years.

Kremlin Offers to Subsidize Lease of New Planes

The Kremlin proposed to increase fines for flight safety violations and subsidize the lease of new aircraft following last week's Yak-42 crash that killed 43, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team.

Up to a Third of Consumer Items Fake

Knockoff Chinese Jin Ling cigarettes from Kaliningrad, Italian Asti wines actually made in the CIS and Bavarian car parts made in Podolsk imply a certain geographic schizophrenia for Russian consumers. But the harsh reality is a market for counterfeit goods worth between $3 billion and $6 billion per year.

Yavlinsky to Run for Duma With Yabloko

Yabloko party co-founder Grigory Yavlinsky will come out of political retirement to head the party's list in the State Duma elections, the party announced Sunday at a Moscow congress.

MTS Protests Loss of WiMAX Customers From New 4G Plan

The Moscow Times
The shuffling of frequencies necessary to create a nationwide 4G network, outlined in plans approved by the Communications and Press Ministry Thursday, will cost MTS its 70,000 WiMAX subscribers.

Bulgarian Premier's Jet Flies Home Vacationers

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov provided his own government jet to bring home stranded Russian tourists, but some 200 vacationers remained stuck in Bulgaria on Sunday amid a debt dispute between an airline and their tour operator.

Rosneft to Lead in $40Bln Sell-Off

The government is seeking to raise 1.2 trillion rubles ($40 billion) from selling state assets in the next three years, with Rosneft expected to be the biggest contributor, bringing in more than 200 billion rubles in 2012, the Economic Development Ministry said.

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