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08/06/2012

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Analysis: Economic Quandary Puts Life at $199 Per Month at Risk

Over Vladimir Putin's first two terms as president, the number of Russians living below the official poverty line dropped dramatically from 42.3 million in 2000 to just 18.7 million by 2007.

Nationalist Launches Latest Bid to Relocate Lenin

Vladimir Lenin may be dead, but the question of what to do with his corpse is still very much alive.

Kremlin Youth Camp Seeks Image Change

The Associated Press
The spirit of rebellion roiling the nation this year stretches even into the Seliger youth camp, an annual Kremlin-funded event that has long been seen as a training ground for truculent Putin loyalists.

Boxing Officials From CIS Get Booted

Reuters
A Turkmen boxing referee and an Azeri technical official were expelled from the London Olympics after a night of controversy plunged the sport back into the mire.

LUKoil and ExxonMobil Bidding in Ukraine

Reuters
LUKoil Overseas and a group led by ExxonMobil have put in bids for oil and gas exploration in Ukraine's Black Sea Skifska field, but no bids have been forthcoming for a second field at Foroska.

Leading House Republican Sees Trade Vote in Fall if Obama Supports

Reuters
Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House of Representatives will take up a bill to normalize trade relations with Russia this fall if the Democratic-majority Senate and President Barack Obama "commit to support" passage before the end of September.

IMF Sees Spillover Risk for Russia

Bloomberg
Russia faces "considerable" risks of spillover from global economic difficulties even as reduced vulnerabilities will help it avert a downturn similar to 2009, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Lebedev Says He's Being Pressured to Sell Assets

Combined Reports
Tycoon Alexander Lebedev, whose holdings include a leading investigative newspaper critical of the Kremlin, said that he wants to sell his Russian assets because of pressure from state security services.

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