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10/17/2012

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Putin Fires Minister in Medvedev's Cabinet

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday fired Regional Development Minister Oleg Govorun, whom he had publicly chided a month earlier, and appointed former Kostroma Governor Igor Slyunyayev in his stead.

Ombudsman Unveils Program for Disgruntled Businesspeople

Blocked by bureaucracy? Not appreciated by officials? Look for the red button.

Business Lobbying for Kyoto Emissions Role

Representatives of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Economic Development Ministry and state-owned banks VTB and Sberbank have made a joint call for the government to rethink its refusal to sign the Kyoto 2 environmental treaty.

Minister Calls For Childproofing Internet

The Moscow Times
Communications and Press Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said Wednesday that safeguarding children from the "dangers, problems and new challenges" posed by the Internet is one of the biggest tasks facing his ministry.

AAR Reportedly Signs With Rosneft to Sell TNK-BP Stake

BP's billionaire partners in a Russian joint venture tentatively agreed to sell their stake to state-controlled oil producer Rosneft for $28 billion.

Bill on Remote Work Falls Short

People who want to perform their job from home came one step closer to getting some legal protection this week, when the State Duma approved the first draft of a bill that would officially recognize the increasingly popular practice of remote work.

Oil Spill Occurs at Trebs Field

The Moscow Times
About 130 cubic meters of oil spilled over an area of about 1,000 square meters at the Trebs field in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district.

Norilsk Nickel Slams Russian Platinum Over Environmental Impact

The Moscow Times
Technologies used by Russian Platinum to develop the Norilsk-1 copper and nickel deposit could harm the environment.

Public-Private Partnership Tests Separated Waste Collection

Residents of central Moscow may soon be asked to sort their trash following a successful garbage-separation project last month.

Japan, South Korea Might Lose Fishing Quotas

The Moscow Times
Russia may take away Japan's and South Korea's fishing quotas because of poaching.

Only 17% of Russians Think U.S. Treats Russia With Respect

The Moscow Times
Almost 70 percent of Russians believe that the United States often tries to put  pressure on Russia, while only 17 percent think the U.S. treats Russia with respect.

Dunkin' Donuts Steps Up Moscow Expansion

The Moscow Times
Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, said Wednesday that it was accelerating its expansion in Moscow with the opening of three more Dunkin' Donuts outlets by the end of the year.

Putin Demands Protection for Olympics, World Cup

Reuters
President Vladimir Putin told security forces Tuesday that they must outsmart and outmuscle Islamist militants to prevent attacks on major events in Russia like the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 World Cup.

Poland Summons Russian Ambassador Over Plane Crash Victims' Photos

Reuters
Poland's Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Warsaw on Wednesday to protest  the release of photographs showing mangled bodies from a 2010 plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others.

Putin Stays Home to Avoid Disrupting Moscow Traffic

The Moscow Times
Expect to see President Vladimir Putin at little less in the Kremlin these days.

Education Minister Defends Headscarf-Wearing Schoolgirls

The Moscow Times
Education Minister Dmitry Livanov defended schoolgirls wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf, the hijab, in the Stavropol region by saying Wednesday that they hadn't violated any school regulations, Interfax reported.

Defense Minister's Car Linked to 10-Car Pileup

The Moscow Times
A car linked to Defense Minster Anatoly Serdyukov was involved in a pileup of about 10 vehicles on Bolshoi Krasnokholmsky Bridge on the Garden Ring Road on Wednesday afternoon, Interfax reported.
A woman carrying her two small pooches on Polkovaya Ulitsa on Tuesday under cloudy skies. With warm winds sweeping into the city, Moscow is on course to experience record high temperatures this week.

Issue 4994

A woman carrying her two small pooches on Polkovaya Ulitsa on Tuesday under cloudy skies. With warm winds sweeping into the city, Moscow is on course to experience record high temperatures this week.

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