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03/25/2008

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Carbon Credits Get Cool Reception

The streets of this sleepy Arctic town, 2,200 kilometers north of Moscow, are piled knee-high with snow, and locals still wear boots made of reindeer fur to navigate its icy roads.

Love, War and Spies at the Interclub

Valentina Pavlenko first met U.S. seaman Bill Rowgraft at a large dance party in Arkhangelsk.Pavlenko, then 15, knew she would pay a heavy price for falling in love with the bright-eyed sailor depicted in a photo that she has kept for the past 65 years. Little did she know how much.

Sargsyan Wins Putin's Seal of Approval

President Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan on Monday pledged continuity in bilateral relations, as the Armenian president-elect made Moscow his first destination after being declared the winner in a controversial election last month.

Putin Asks Iraq to Revive Oil Deal

Combined Reports
President Vladimir Putin on Monday called on Iraq to support Russian investments, as LUKoil chief executive Vagit Alekperov arrived in Baghdad for talks to revive a Saddam Hussein-era oil deal.

Where Europe Draws the Line

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili kicked off the second wave of freedom movements in formerly Communist Europe in 2003 when he strode into the parliament, rose in hand.

Ready for the Competition

Two new English-language schools provide more options for expatriate parents and their children.

Forecasts Raised for GDP, Urals

Bloomberg
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry on Monday raised its forecasts for inflation, gross domestic product growth and the average price for Urals crude for 2008.

Aeroflot Faces Delay in First Delivery of New Superjets

Reuters
State-owned United Aviation Corp. said Monday that it might delay delivery of its new Superjet 100 passenger planes to Aeroflot beyond its contractual deadline of end-2008 as the plane has not yet launched.

Unemployment Increases to 6.6%

Bloomberg
Russia's unemployment rate rose more than expected in February after falling the previous month, the State Statistics Service announced on Monday.

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