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12/22/2008

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Primorye Protests Don't Sway Putin

Staff Writers
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the government would stick to its commitment to Russia's ailing auto industry Friday, giving no sign he would reconsider an increase in tariffs on imported cars that has sparked protests across the country.

Power Sector Gets Multibillion-Dollar Bailout

After more than three months of silence, the Energy Ministry laid out anti-crisis plans for the electricity sector Friday that include $5.3 billion in loans and bonds for state companies but no permission for private firms to delay investment programs.

Palestinian Leader Visits Chechnya

Reuters, MT
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas predicted that Chechnya faced a bright future as he visited the region Sunday before heading to Moscow for Kremlin talks.

Putin Sends Warning To Enemies

Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned unidentified enemies on Friday against trying to destabilize Russia during the economic crisis.

U.S. Will Post Envoy in Crimea

Reuters
The United States intends to open a diplomatic post in Ukraine's Crimea, a region that is home to many ethnic Russians as well as Russia's Black Sea fleet and is a source of tension between Kiev and Moscow.

Recession Fears Grow As 400,000 Lose Jobs

Reuters
Around 400,000 Russians lost their jobs in November, official data showed on Friday, as evidence grew that the economy was plunging toward a recession expected to last until at least mid-2009.

Corporal Punishment Museum Arouses Interest

If history was a challenging subject for you at school, or if you found yourself snoozing in the middle of class, the Museum of the History of Corporal Punishment may offer you more engaging ways to connect with the distant past.

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