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07/01/2012

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Ukraine's Soccer Party a Success Despite Image Problem

Reuters
 Ukraine kept the embarrassing case of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko largely out of sight, the West’s token protests barely registered, and Ukraine, in the end, threw a smiling, trouble-free party that made it many friends among Europe’s football-going public.

Families in Expanded Moscow Can't Sell Homes

Selling a dacha in the Moscow region this spring has turned out to be more complicated than Lyusine Nersesyan and her husband thought it would be, as none of the potential buyers who saw the house ever came back with an offer.

New Moscow Statistics in Brief

The Moscow Times
Putting into action plans initiated by then-President Dmitry Medvedev, Moscow on Sunday absorbed a large swath of land on its southwest border, more than doubling its territory and giving hundreds of thousands of new residents the right to call themselves Muscovites.

Poll Shows Economy Strong, If Slowing

Reuters
Russia 's economy bucked the global trend in the first half of 2012, a Reuters poll of 14 analysts showed Friday, prompting upgrades to growth forecasts for the year.

MTS, Uzbeks Tussle Over Taxes

Reuters
Uzbekistan has launched a tax claim of nearly $1.3 million against mobile phone group MTS and detained several senior managers, deepening the company's growing problems in Central Asia markets.

Court Rules Rosneft Not Liable for $340M Yukos Loan

Reuters
Russia's arbitration court ruled that state-owned crude oil producer Rosneft was not obliged to repay almost $340 million in loans taken out by a unit of Yukos that it acquired after Yukos was forced into bankruptcy by authorities.

Nabucco Looking for New Investors

Reuters
The Nabucco gas pipeline consortium hopes to tap the financial firepower of BP, Statoil and Total to salvage the project, now mired in funding problems, and realize Europe's dream of breaking the stranglehold of Russian supplies.

Zyuganov Makes First Appearance Since Hospitalization

The Moscow Times
Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has made his first public appearance since being hospitalized nearly a month ago with what was speculated to be a heart attack, shrugging off rumors and touting his good health.

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