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08/24/2012

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WTO Gives Impetus to Shorten Russia's 'Blacklist'

Now that it's part of the WTO, the Russian government will move to knock down trade barriers on exports.

Football Fans Clash After Dagestan Club Plays in Moscow

The Moscow Times
Police detained around 40 people for brawling in the Moscow metro late Thursday following a match involving Dagestan-based football club Anzhi, in the second straight day of ethnically charged violence between fans.

Imagine Kadyrov in Charge of the North Caucasus

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov commands considerable respect — or, according to his critics, fear — in and outside the borders of his North Caucasus republic.

Q&A: Railcar Boss Has No Fear of Flying or Foreigners

Vladimir Lelekov was breaking a promise he made to the KGB in the mid-1980s. And it wasn't the first time.

Rostelecom Inks Deal to Buy Norilsk Telecom

Vedomosti
Rostelecom has signed a memorandum of intent to buy Norilsk Telecom from investment bank CIT Finance.

Inaction on Russia Trade Could Harm U.S. Exports

Reuters
U.S. agricultural, aircraft and other exports to Russia could suffer unless Congress passes legislation soon acknowledging that the former Cold War enemy is now a fellow member of the World Trade Organization

Grain Yields Continue to Fall

Reuters
Falling yields are painting an even bleaker outcome than anticipated for Russia's wheat crop, while longed-for rainfall in Ukraine and Kazakhstan won't rescue drought-hit harvests across the Black Sea area.

Moscow's Crazy Roads: Nifty Swerving Maneuvers Avert Major Accident

The Moscow Times
Lightning-fast reflexes prevented a multiple collision early Thursday morning, when a white van came to a sudden halt on a four-lane stretch of federal highway near Moscow.

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