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11/18/2008

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Crisis Offers Chance to Revisit Privatizations

When the liquidity crunch recently put the squeeze on NPO Saturn, which is developing the engine for the long-awaited Superjet, the company turned to state-owned Vneshekonombank for help.

Radioactive Dump Stirs Fears in City Suburb

What many children in a densely populated eastern Moscow suburb used to think of as a good little hill to play and toboggan on has turned out to be a radioactive waste dump — one that local residents and ecologists say could spill over and contaminate a larger area.

Putin Tacks Provison on G20 Pledge

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that the country’s commitment to help stem the effects of the global financial crisis shouldn’t be met at the expense of its national interests.

Cyprus Leader Aims To Discuss Tax Code

When Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias arrives for talks in Moscow on Tuesday, the global economic meltdown is likely to overshadow Russia’s efforts to plug holes in offshore regulation.

Politkovskaya Trial Will Be Open

The Moscow Military District Court on Monday ruled that the trial of three men charged in the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya would be open to the public. The slain journalist's lawyer, meanwhile, demands that Chechnya's president be questioned in court.

NATO Stands by U.S. Missile Shield

Reuters
NATO reaffirmed on Monday its backing for a planned U.S. missile shield in Europe after French President Nicolas Sarkozy said it would bring no extra security on the continent.

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