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04/19/2012

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Mathematician Slapped With Travel Ban at Request of Bearded 'Prince'

Bitter experience showed Mikhail Verbitsky that there's a price to be paid for being flippant about facial hair.

Short-Haired Sharapova Storms the Internet

The Moscow Times
Photos of an apparently sheared Maria Sharapova blazed through the internet as fans expressed both dismay and support, but the tennis star herself quashed discussions Wednesday with a post explaining it was part of a photo shoot.

Chechens Lose Appeal of Murder Sentences

The Moscow Times
A Vienna court has upheld the sentences of three Chechens implicated in the high-profile murder of an exiled critic of Chechnya's leader.

U.S. Passport Found Near Murder Victim in Urals

The Moscow Times
A half-burned U.S. passport was found near the body of a man who had been murdered in an abandoned garage in the Ural mountains city of Yekaterinburg, police said.

TNK-BP Picks BP Competitor

The Moscow Times
In a snub to BP, its Russian joint venture TNK-BP on Wednesday agreed to distribute Valvoline motor oil.

MegaFon Taking $2Bln Loan for Buyback

Reuters
MegaFon, Russia’s No.2 mobile operator, said it had agreed to borrow up to $2 billion from a group of banks, following reports that it could seek funds to buy back a one-quarter stake owned by Mikhail Fridman.

O1 IPO on the Way

Reuters
Real estate investment company O1 Properties on Wednesday announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange and aims to raise at least $400 million.

VTB Capital Plans Middle East Push

Bloomberg
VTB Capital, the investment-banking unit of Russia's second-biggest lender, is expanding its equities division in Dubai as brokerages retreat from the region.

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