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Today in History, Sept. 27

The Moscow Times
23 years ago today, on Sept. 27, 1990, the Soviet Union became a member of police organization Interpol.
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Deal Done on Syria Resolution, UN Diplomats Say

The Associated Press
UN diplomats said Thursday that the five permanent members of the divided Security Council appear to have reached agreement on a resolution to require Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles.

Despite U.S.-Russia Tensions, Visa Deal Called a Success

As U.S. and Russian officials enter the umpteenth month of wrangling over Syria, one of their last agreements is celebrating its first anniversary - and showing that relations aren't deteriorating on every front.

Following Floods, IOC Lauds Sochi's Readiness for Games

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday offered a highly positive assessment of Sochi's preparedness for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, despite heavy floods causing citywide traffic disruptions and threatening to damage newly built Olympic facilities the day before.

Greenpeace Activists Jailed Amid Probe

The Associated Press
A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a photographer and several activists who were part of a 30-member team protesting near an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

Navalny Says Experts Prove Forgery in Montenegrin Firm Scandal

A forensic services firm hired by opposition leader Alexei Navalny has concluded that his signature was forged in the registration documents of a Montenegrin company called MRD, the politician said Thursday on his blog.

Uralkali Chief Moved to House Arrest in Minsk

The chief executive of Russian potash producer Uralkali has been moved from jail to house arrest in Belarus, signaling that a diplomatic spat over the collapse of a sales cartel could be nearing an end.

Q&A: Stefan Dürr Rises From Pig Insemination to Big Farming Business

In part, it was thanks to Stefan Dürr that Russia trod so cautiously for so long on the issue of private ownership of its farmland.

Consortiums Vie For Novatek LNG Partnership

Russia's largest independent gas producer, Novatek, is close to picking a third partner for its Yamal LNG project, with a Japanese and an Indian consortium vying for the spot, Vedomosti reported Thursday.

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