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09/10/2012

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Pentecostal Church Looted, Razed

A telephone call woke up Natalya Cherevichnik, 25, a parishioner of a Moscow Pentecostal church, at about 3 a.m. A fellow worshipper told her that at that very moment, unknown workers, backed by the police, were knocking down their church.

Eurasian Minerals Inks Deal

The Moscow Times
Canada's Eurasian Minerals has joined a project to develop the Malmyzh copper-gold deposit in the Khabarovsk region, the company said in a statement, Interfax reported.

Ivanishvili Sells All Russian Assets

Reuters
Seeking to counter charges that he is Russia's proxy in Georgia's elections, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has sold his last Russian business asset, his management firm said.

Sberbank Posts $7.4Bln Profit

Reuters
Sberbank, Russia's biggest lender, posted an eight-month net profit of 239.4 billion rubles ($7.41 billion), a six percent increase from the same period last year, boosted by strong net interest income, the bank said on Friday.

Kremlin Aspires to Greater Role in Asia-Pacific

Top government figures and delegates at an Asia-Pacific forum in this formerly backwater naval outpost found "Spartan but commendable" conditions at an island venue here that wasn't their usual five-star hotels, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday.

Pussy Riot Films Dramatic Thank-You Stunt

Members of punk band Pussy Riot have released a video in which they thank musicians Madonna and Bjork for their support of the group while they rappel down the side of an abandoned building and burn a picture of President Vladimir Putin.

Chirikova Approved for Khimki Race

Combined Reports
Yevgenia Chirikova, the environmental and opposition activist, said Sunday that she has been approved to run for mayor of Khimki.

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