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09/29/2011

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Gazprom Vows to Fully Comply in EU Raids

Gazprom promised to "fully comply" with European Commission antitrust investigators as raids of the company's European offices in several EU countries continued into their second day.

Merged Bourse Will Be $13.8Bln Giant

The combined MICEX-RTS stock exchange is expected to grow three times to reach $13.8 billion by 2015, making it the world's third largest bourse by market capitalization, MICEX vice president Sergei Sinkevich said Wednesday.

Party Is Over for Medvedev the Modernizer

When Dmitry Medvedev was named by then-President Vladimir Putin in December 2007 as his preferred successor, he was widely ridiculed as a weak figure who would allow Putin to continue to hold the reins.

Kadyrov Will Punish Gift-Bearers On Birthday

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has banned public celebrations for his 35th birthday next week and pledged to fire anybody who even attempts to give him a gift.

Electrical Glitch Caused Fire on Surgut Plane

The Moscow Times
An electrical glitch sparked an engine fire that engulfed a Tu-154 plane taxiing for take off at the Surgut airport in January, killing three of the 124 people on board, investigators said Wednesday.

Chubais Laments Deficit of Professionals

Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has risked harming the country's economy by firing his finance minister, Anatoly Chubais said Wednesday, adding to scattered warnings of crisis since Putin confirmed that he would reclaim the presidency.

Political Zombies Are Mounting Comebacks

Vladimir Putin's bid for the presidency is expected to catapult him back to the top spot after four years in the White House. But then, he never really left the Kremlin — unlike many other politicians who have announced comebacks in recent months.

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