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06/26/2012

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Designer of Live Children Statues Responds to Criticism

The Moscow Times
The creator of an art exhibit featuring young girls made to pose as statues at a reception in St. Petersburg has responded to criticism that the children were mistreated, saying the girls were never in any kind of danger.

Putin Faces Challenge With New Egyptian Leader

President Vladimir Putin, traveling in Israel on Monday in a bid to revive ties with the Middle East, said that he hoped for a "constructive relationship" with newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Chaika Pool Among Properties Regained by Bank of Moscow

Vedomosti
Bank of Moscow is now the main shareholder in the Chaika Sports Center, which was formerly owned by companies associated with bank shareholders and former president Andrei Borodin.

Expanded Moscow to Need Expensive New Roads

Vedomosti
Transportation infrastructure costs could soon place an unbearable burden on Moscow's budget.

Kazakh Mining Giants Seek to Placate Labor Dissent

Reuters
At 65, Pavel Shumkin says he has lived a decade longer than the average coal miner in Kazakhstan. He recalls a time when he drank beer with his bosses after ascending, face blackened, from the coal face.

Tymoshenko Trial Delayed Until After Euro 2012

Reuters
A Ukrainian court on Monday adjourned the high-profile tax evasion trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko until mid-July, a move that will spare Kiev further negative publicity during the Euro 2012 football tournament.

Fridman Not Talking to BP On TNK-BP

Combined Reports
Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, a partner of BP in Russia’s third-largest oil company, TNK-BP, said Monday that no talks have been held with the British major over a possible sale of BP’s stake.

Uzbeks Might Revoke MTS License

The Associated Press
State authorities in Uzbekistan said Monday that they might strip a Russian-owned mobile communications company of its operating license, citing poor quality of service.

Inter RAO Limiting Foreign Expansion

Reuters
State electricity holding company Inter RAO has abandoned plans to further expand by acquisition overseas due to uncertainty about domestic Russian power market regulations.

Bill Could Block Army Dodgers From Serving in Government

The Moscow Times
A United Russia deputy wants to introduce a bill to the State Duma that would prevent anyone who has not undergone military service from taking legislative or executive positions in the government.
A baby riding in the arms of her father, an army lieutenant, as they descend into the Teatralnaya metro station on Monday. A United Russia deputy wants to introduce a bill that would prevent anyone who has not served in the military from taking legislative or executive positions in the government.

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A baby riding in the arms of her father, an army lieutenant, as they descend into the Teatralnaya metro station on Monday. A United Russia deputy wants to introduce a bill that would prevent anyone who has not served in the military from taking legislative or executive positions in the government.

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