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Foreign Companies Challenging Tax System

When Sergei Pepeliaev argued a tax case for the Severny Kuzbass mining concern last year in the Supreme Arbitration Court Presidium — the highest court that could rule on a foreign tax matter — there were a number of factors in his favor.

Kudrin Says Job Swap Not Decided in 2007

Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, who has offered to mediate talks between the Kremlin and the opposition, said he did not believe that Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev agreed four years ago to switch jobs in 2012.

Moscow's Heyday of Unskilled Carpetbagging Expats Is Over

Demographics make it a candidate’s market, but foreigners have to offer something unique to find their place.

TNK-BP's Antitrust 'Signal' May Be $58M

Igor Artemyev, head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, said the majority of more than 70 legal cases in regional and federal courts were won against Russian oil companies after the fuel supply crisis that paralyzed parts of the country in the spring of last year.

Kadyrov Wants Protesters Behind Bars

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov flexed his strongman muscles Tuesday, saying he would throw all the protesters who recently took to the streets in Moscow into jail as they represent the "enemies of Russia."

Mezentsev Wants Specific Timeline for Mill Closure

The governor of the Irkutsk region called for a "real deadline" for the closure of the controversial Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill.

News Analysis: Medvedev's Future Dims as Term Ends

As his term in office comes to a close, Dmitry Medvedev's influence is dwindling, and some suspect that despite public assurances from Vladimir Putin, there's no promise Medvedev will become prime minister.

Putin Says He Approves of Online Criticism

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told students Wednesday that he is aware of criticism directed toward him online and that such discussion is positive.

Magnitsky Family Attorney Forcibly Removed From Case

An attorney representing the family of late Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been forcibly removed by the Interior Ministry against his relatives' will and a formal complaint has been filed.

Duma Deputies Harshly Criticized for Meeting With U.S. Ambassador

The Moscow Times
United Russia State Duma deputy Andrei Isaev said Tuesday that parliamentarians who met with the new U.S. ambassador to Russia last week should be investigated for ethics violations.

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