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08/16/2012

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Kremlin Behind Pussy Riot Trial. Or Is It the Church?

On Jan. 20, Federal Guard Service officers detained eight members of an obscure female punk band after they staged a daring performance in which they denounced the “sexist regime” of Vladimir Putin.

Khimki's Controversial Mayor Quits

Former Khimki Mayor Vladimir Strelchenko, accused of organizing attacks on protesters of a pricey highway set to cut through Moscow region forestland, resigned on Wednesday.

Olympic Medalists Get Luxury Cars

Besides fame and glory, this year's Russian Olympic medalists are getting a handsome cash prize and a new luxury car.

Baikal Paper Mill Gets Reprieve

Vedomosti
The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill will be able to dump sewage into Lake Baikal until Aug. 16, 2013, averting an imminent shutdown.

Pussy Riot Plans New Anti-Putin Protests

Reuters
Punk band Pussy Riot said it is planning new protest performances against President Vladimir Putin and urged other women to don balaclavas and stage demonstrations, in spite of a trial at which three bandmates could be jailed.

ExxonMobil, Shell Win Ukraine Shelf Approval

Reuters
Ukraine has selected a consortium led by ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell to develop its Skifska gas and oil field in the Black Sea.

Novatek Getting Premium Price on Gas Sale to Germany

Bloomberg
Novatek, Russia's second-biggest natural-gas producer, may be selling fuel to Germany's EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg at an 18 percent premium to spot prices.

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