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02/20/2012

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Putin Spotted At Forum In Siberia

Influenza and routine work confused the plans of participants in this year's Krasnoyarsk economic forum Friday, as some government officials and entrepreneurs ignored the event that claims to be one of the biggest venues for the country's business to meet with the political elite.

Analysis: Russia Not Immune To Greek Contagion

An HSBC investment report released Friday made a glowing case for Russian equities, ridiculed concerns about political risk ahead of the March 4 election and said macroeconomic support was flowing Moscow's way.

RusHydro for Delay of Stake Sale

The chief of hydroelectric company RusHydro on Friday asked for a delay in this year's planned downsizing of the government's stake in the company, putting additional pressure on the Cabinet's liberals determined to reduce the state's role in the economy.

No Political Harmony Among Cultural Elite

As Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enters the home stretch of his campaign to return to the Kremlin, he is relying on the support not only of the blue-collar electorate, but also members of the cultural elite, who are helping to market his bid for the presidency.

Candidate Profiles

Here's a brief look at who is running, who wanted to run and who everyone is talking about.

Orphans’ Difficulties Stubbornly Unrelenting

The number of Russian children living in orphanages remains stubbornly high, UNICEF said in a new report, while the Kremlin's children's ombudsman announced new plans for closing the state-run facilities.

Garden Ring Hosts Opposing Rallies

Two weeks before the March 4 presidential election, supporters and critics of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came out on foot, in cars and even on ice skates.

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