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01/15/2008

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Underground Fashion

A nuclear bunker constructed for Stalin provides the unusual setting for a young fashion collective's show.

Dantes Ready to Duel

First there was Cafe Pushkin, now there is Dantes. Named after Pushkin's nemesis, it could not be more different from Cafe Pushkin.

Chef's Secrets: Risotto e Saltimbocca

Peter-Paul Speckert, chef of Sorry, Babushka and Prado Cafe, shares a recipe for a traditional Italian dish.

The Professional Army's Dead Souls

Jan. 1 was supposed to have been a defining moment for the armed forces. By this date, a federal program to switch a portion of the conscripted armed forces to professional contract duty was supposed to have been completed.

A Sobering Picture

Two themes dominated the media in December: the presidential succession and the New Year's drinking binge.

After Shuffle, Mitvol Promises to Press On

Russian and foreign companies whose activities are deemed by the authorities to pose serious environmental threats will see no relief this year despite the resignation of the federal environmental watchdog's chief, a senior official said Monday.

BoNY Asks Court to Dismiss Suit

The bank's lawyer offers judges a list of technicalities for why the case should not be heard.

Putin Approves Foreign Superjet Stake

Bloomberg
President Vladimir Putin approved the purchase by Alenia Aeronautica of a stake in Sukhoi Civil Aircraft so the Italian company can help the Russian plane maker develop the Superjet airliner.

Business in Brief

Dispute May Delay PipelineGazprom to Make OffersInvestments Abroad RecordSocial Tax May IncreaseAdvertisements CanceledPrices May Rise 1.8%Baltika's Stock BuybackMinistry Oversees PropertyBerezovsky Suit FiledLUKoil Considers ChainRusAl's Hydropower DealSteelmaker to Invest $350MNovolipetsk Seeks $2BlnRZD to Borrow $1Bln

Kazakhstan Ups Share in Kashagan

Reuters
The Kazakh government said Monday that it would double its stake in the giant Kashagan oil field, paying just $1.78 billion and stripping Italy's Eni of its leading role in the project, which will be further delayed to the end of 2011.

$15Bln City to Rise Just Outside Moscow

Bloomberg
The Kazakh developer plans to include ""a Russian Oxford and Hollywood.""

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