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05/13/2008

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Putin Appears to Be the Big Winner

Staff Writers
Occupying the Kremlin chair he sat in for eight years as president, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday gave a first clue of where power will lie during the presidency of his protege, Dmitry Medvedev.

Old Faces Follow Putin to New Jobs

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin unveiled his Cabinet lineup on Monday, reappointing most key ministers and taking several powerful Kremlin allies with him to the White House.

Nuclear Exec to Head New Energy Ministry

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin picked Sergei Shmatko, head of a company that builds nuclear reactors worldwide, including for Iran, as the new energy minister Monday, in a move that could lend more emphasis to atomic power.

After 9 Years, Reiman Leaves Mixed Record

Staff Writers
The appointment of Igor Shchyogolev, the Kremlin's polyglot protocol chief, to head the new hybrid Communications and Press Ministry brings an end to the tenure of one of the country's most controversial ministers, Leonid Reiman.

Usmanov Ups MegaFon Stake to 39%

Bloomberg
Billionaire Alisher Usmanov is buying 58.9 percent in Telecominvest for an unspecified sum to increase his stake in MegaFon, the country’s third-largest mobile- phone company.

Tanks Roll Over Russia's Image

If anyone was having trouble grasping the fact that Russia has an image problem, the sight of intercontinental ballistic missiles rolling across Red Square on Victory Day should have cleared matters up.

The Season Of Cold Showers

This week the long-standing summer tradition of turning off the hot water begins.

Zenit Banks On Attacking Flair

Reuters
Zenit St. Petersburg chases its first European trophy when the free-scoring Russian champion take on Rangers in Wednesday's UEFA Cup final at the City of Manchester stadium.

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