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04/22/2008

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Good News for Small London Crowd

Speaker after speaker tried to outdo one another in praising Russia on Monday as an annual economic forum in London sought to get back on its feet following last year's no-show by Russian government officials and many business leaders.

U.S. Race Advisers Sound Off on Russia

Senator John McCain has called President Vladimir Putin’s Russia revanchist and suggested that it be expelled from the G8.

Moscow's Disabled Stuck in a Separate World

Every morning, Vadim Voyevodin performed the same ritual: Bending over almost parallel to the ground, he lifted the baby onto his back, slung a towel around his son and knotted the edges around his chest.

U.S. Pastor Given 3 Years for Smuggling

A Moscow court Monday convicted a U.S. pastor of smuggling a box of ammunition into the country and sentenced him to more than three years in prison.

South Korean Describes Scary Return

The Associated Press
South Korea's first astronaut said Monday she was ""really scared"" when the Russian space capsule she was in made an unexpectedly steep descent to Earth over the weekend.

Peter Hambro Will Pay First Dividend

Reuters
Peter Hambro Mining, Russia’s second-largest gold miner, surprised shareholders Monday by announcing its first dividend as it posted a 20 percent increase in 2007 profit on higher output and prices.

NLMK's 2007 Profit Increases by 9%

Reuters
Novolipetsk Steel on Monday posted an expected 9 percent increase in net profit that ranked it the country’s most profitable steelmaker in 2007, as high prices and cost cutting outweighed a small drop in output.

Avoiding Military Reforms

The word ""military reform"" sends terrible chills down the spines of military officers because it could mean that their alternative sources of income in the shadow economy will dry up or, even worse, that they will lose their jobs outright.

Getting Ready for Easter

Russian Easter traditions are a mixture of religious and folk beliefs.

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