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04/28/2012

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Green Fog Blanketing Moscow Recedes

The Moscow Times
Moscow’s sky was back to normal Friday after a mysterious green cloud that descended on part of the city and prompted emergency calls from residents fearing a chemical spill had dissipated.

State Fund Draws Middle Eastern Partner Into Power Producer

The state-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund has attracted a Middle East private equity firm to co-invest in a blocking stake in power producer Enel OGK-5, with the deal slated to be closed by the end of next week.

Teens Get a Crash Course on Living in U.S.

Having proved their maturity, intelligence and adaptability to FLEX administrators, the teens accepted into the study abroad program must now prepare to make new lives from scratch in a foreign country.

N.Y. Firefighters Score a Moscow ‘Miracle on Ice’

It may not have been as momentous a victory as the legendary "Miracle on Ice," but for a group of New York City firefighters it was just as satisfying.

Gazprom Earned $45Bln in 2011 as Tax Man Looms

Reuters
Gazprom earned nearly $45 billion last year, up 35 percent and beating market expectations thanks to rising production and prices — figures that show why it has become such a tempting tax target.

Muslim Lawyer Flees Amid Sharia Law Threats

A Muslim lawyer has gone into hiding amid threats and a barrage of criticism after he publicly demanded the creation of Sharia courts in the country.

Syria Getting Fuel From Iran and Russia

Reuters
Russia and Iran are helping Syria import fuel, which it needs for heavy vehicles including army tanks, allowing Damascus to avoid the full impact of tightening Western sanctions imposed over its violent suppression of dissent.

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