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04/23/2008

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Firms Trying to Gain Foreign Footing

Dmitry Afanasyev, a high-powered Moscow lawyer, needles Aeroflot CEO Valery Okulov at least once a year about the fact that the airline doesn't offer a direct flight to Miami.

IOC Inspectors Say Sochi Will Be a Challenge

The Sochi 2014 Olympics will be among the most challenging to prepare for, a key International Olympic Committee official warned Tuesday, just a few days after the country's Olympic construction chief stepped down amid worries that costs were ballooning out of control.

Moscow Says Drone Broke UN Strictures

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Russia said Tuesday that a Georgian unmanned reconnaissance flight over the rebel region of Abkhazia violated United Nations cease-fire agreements.

Railways Owe $20,000 to 1967 Victim

A Novosibirsk court has ordered Russian Railways to pay more than $20,000 in compensation to a man who had his legs amputated after he was hit by a train 40 years ago, the state-controlled company said Tuesday.

Vekselberg Ups Stake In Oerlikon

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Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg raised his stake in Switzerland's Oerlikon to 32 percent, taking another step toward wresting control from the group's other major shareholder ahead of the annual shareholders meeting next month.

TNK-BP Field Investigation Extended

The Natural Resources Ministry has extended by one month its investigation into TNK-BP's largest oil field, a senior official said Tuesday, keeping up pressure against the embattled Russian-British oil firm.

There Is Nothing Normal About Corruption

In 2004, Foreign Affairs published a seminal article by professors Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman, arguing that Russia was a ""normal country""

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