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05/12/2008

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Putin Program Calls for Tax Cuts

After the State Duma overwhelmingly confirmed the new prime minister, investors offered their own positive reaction.

Softer Speech Before a Tougher Parade

President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday warned against disregard for international law and ""irresponsible ambitions"" that lead to conflicts, as he presided over the Victory Day parade, which showcased military hardware for the first time since the Soviet collapse.

Medvedev Gets Sexed Up on the Internet

First, the Russian people — with a lot of help from Vladimir Putin — made him president. Now, someone seems to be trying to turn Dmitry Medvedev into a sex symbol.

Vekselberg Wins Control of Oerlikon

Bloomberg
The Swiss technology conglomerate's former main shareholder sells Renova a 6.5 percent stake.

Gazprom Tops China Mobile, GE

Bloomberg
Gazprom overtook China Mobile and General Electric to become the world's third-largest company by market value after the presidential inauguration of its chairman, Dmitry Medvedev.

The Danger of Isolationism

Russia has only two allies -- its army and navy."" This phrase, which was originally uttered 150 years ago by Tsar Alexander III, has become quite popular over the past several years to describe Moscow's shortage of allies.

More Than Volcanoes

The development of infrastructure on the Kamchatka peninsula is making the area more accessible.

Many Familiar Faces After Government Shake-Up

Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced his cabinet team on Monday, keeping most key ministers in their posts and taking powerful Kremlin figures with him to his new job.

A Deli for the Pond

The area surrounding Spiridonovka at posh Patriarch's Ponds is rife with upmarket eateries and swish cafes, but until now there was no true delicatessen. The recently opened Il Cucinino seems to have filled that niche.

Restaurant News

The warmer weather has led to the opening of more summer terraces every day. The latest is at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, which has opened its Conservatory Terrace.

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