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Ukraine Gets Gas Contract Review

Combined Reports
Russia has agreed to review its gas contract with Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Monday, after weekend talks between the countries' presidents and senior energy officials.

Medvedev Ousts Putin's Friend 'Lyosha'

In answer to President Dmitry Medvedev's angry call for his resignation in front of television cameras and his Cabinet colleagues, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin couldn't help but invoke the name of Vladimir Putin.

Coke Adds $120M to Its Life in Russia

Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola opened a $120 million factory in Rostov-on-Don on Monday designed to serve the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The new facility is the first step in Coca-Cola's new $3 billion Russian investment program over the next five years.

Pre-Luzhkov Mayor to Advise Sobyanin

The Moscow Times
<p>Gavriil Popov, the first post-Soviet mayor of Moscow, is returning to City Hall to advise Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on social issues, Interfax reported Monday.</p>

Religious Holidays Could Become Official

The Moscow Times
Religious holidays could become official nonworking days in regions that observe them, according to a draft bill introduced to the State Duma on Monday, Interfax reported.

Khodorkovsky Slams U.S. for Unscrupulousness

The Moscow Times
Jailed former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky criticized the U.S. White House in a new article, saying Obama's administration should abandon "realpolitik" and pressure the Kremlin on human rights.

Churov: Putin Can Lose Elections

The Moscow Times
The fact that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will run for president does not mean that the March 2012 election is a done deal, Central Elections Commission chief Vladimir Churov said Monday.

MTS, Vimpelcom to Build Joint 4G Network

The Moscow Times
Mobile phone operators MTS and Vimpelcom have signed a memorandum to build joint 4G infrastructure, Kommersant reported on Monday, citing a source in one of the companies.

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