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11/26/2008

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Norilsk Owners Finally Bury Hatchet

Staff Writers
The country’s ugliest ongoing boardroom battle came to an end Tuesday as metals tycoons Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin agreed to cooperate in choosing a new board of directors for Norilsk Nickel.

Press Ban Lifted in Murder Hearings

Staff Writers
In its second reversal in less than a week, the Moscow Military District Court on Tuesday lifted a ban on the media at the trial of three men charged in the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Far-Flung Diaspora Gets a Sweet Invitation

A program is enticing Russian-speaking workers in an attempt to address the country's demographic crisis. The benefits offered include a job and a guaranteed fast track to Russian citizenship, but so far only 7,760 workers and their families have settled in Russia under the auspices of the program out of an expected 300,000.

Ukraine Promises to Settle Gazprom Debt

Cash-strapped Ukraine agreed Tuesday to make good on debts to a Gazprom subsidiary for past deliveries by the start of next week, at the same time expressing hopes for a lower price in a contract yet to be signed for next year.

South Korea Woos Russian Investors

South Korea on Tuesday proposed an array of tax incentives and subsidies in an aggressive pitch to lure Russian investors to the country. As part of an ambitious investment plan, Seoul will grant five-year corporate and income tax exemptions and remove customs duties on capital goods for three years.

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