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10/22/2012

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As Rosneft Privatization Looms, TNK-BP Fate Could Be Clear This Week

The board of directors of British oil company BP has approved a deal to swap its holding in TNK-BP for a big stake in Rosneft and cash, the Associated Press reported Sunday, citing an unidentified person familiar with the matter.

Lawmaker Quits Over Alleged Business Ties

The Moscow Times
A United Russia lawmaker being investigated for business ties said Friday that he had decided to vacate his parliamentary post voluntarily.

Cyberattacks Disrupt Opposition's Election

Nearly 60,000 opposition supporters cast online votes for a “shadow government” amid a weekend of hacker attacks that opposition leaders blamed on the authorities.

Romney Shows He Is Tough on Russia

The Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls Russia the No. 1 foe of the United States and promises to stand up to President Vladimir Putin. But if he is elected president, he might find that he will need Moscow's help.

Sobchak's Mother to Lose Senate Seat

Lyudmila Narusova, mother of socialite-turned-opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak, is likely to lose her seat in the upper house of parliament.

Investor Defies Safety Risks in Dagestan

A busy crossroad in the city center was full of masked camouflaged men who were stopping cars Friday for a security check.

TNK-BP Executive Arrested Over Fraud

Reuters
A manager at Anglo-Russian oil firm TNK-BP has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

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