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09/20/2011

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Drunk Navigator Blamed in Russian Plane Crash

A drunken flight navigator contributed to a June plane crash in Petrozavodsk that killed 47 people, with his authoritative instructions leading a less-experienced pilot to attempt a fatal landing in heavy fog, investigators said Monday.

U.S. Senate Asked to Blacklist Yukos Foes

A group of humans rights activists, politicians and artists urged the U.S. Senate to blacklist 305 Russian officials linked to the jailing of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Right Cause Wants to Bring Back Prokhorov

Just days after ousting billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, members of the Right Cause party are apparently considering bringing him back as chairman because their prospects for the State Duma elections are bleak.

Survey: Russia Gaining Attractiveness Among Foreign Investors

Russia is gaining attractiveness among foreign investors, most of which count on the country's buoyant consumer market, a survey said Monday.

Moscow Region Forests Are Facing More Auctions

The Federal Forestry Agency has announced plans on its web site for the first auction of leases on forestland in the Moscow region since a scandal-ridden sell-off in 2007. The 46 plots on offer start at prices of between 600 rubles to 1,000 rubles for 100 square meters.

Customs Union Clears Way to Rebuild Old Economic Ties

When Renault Trucks began production at its Russian plant last year, it was a challenge for the company to sell the vehicles that came off the line to other former Soviet markets just across the border. That has changed for Belarus and Kazakhstan with the creation of a customs union with Russia.

Rosatom Unconcerned by Siemens Move

The Moscow Times
Rosatom has denied that it will face any difficulties from Siemens' departure from the nuclear power plant building industry.

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