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11/06/2008

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Medvedev: Extend Presidential Terms

President Dmitry Medvedev called Wednesday for the extension of presidential terms to six years and for the stationing of short-range missile systems in Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, in his first state-of-the-nation address.

Hawkish Bread on A Liberal Sandwich

Staff Writers
President Dmitry Medvedev's first state-of-the-nation speech might be best described as a club sandwich.
Rather than sending out a straightforward message, Medvedev offered some liberal reformist proposals -- juicily sandwiched between layers of hawkish threats and announcements.

Obama Gets Telegram, No Spot in Speech

President Dmitry Medvedev appeared in no hurry Wednesday to congratulate Barack Obama on his victory in the U.S. presidential election, sending the senator a telegram after eschewing an opportunity to acknowledge the win in his state-of-the-nation address.

State Officials to Claim Prime Spots at Norilsk

A squad of state officials will join the management and board of Norilsk Nickel to "ensure the interests" of Vneshekonombank, after the lender took a stake in the miner as collateral for a loan, United Company RusAl said Wednesday.

Obama Hopes Push Rally Into Sixth Day

Russian stock markets rose for a sixth straight day Wednesday, hoping audaciously that a victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race marked a turning point in the financial crisis.

EU Body Backs Start Of Talks

Combined Reports
The European Commission on Wednesday backed restarting talks with Russia on a partnership deal that were frozen after the Russian invasion of Georgia in August.

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