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05/16/2008

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Putin Announces New Mini-Cabinet

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced the creation of a new executive body that he said would inject efficiency into the unwieldy government machine.

Kudrin's Influence Poses A Riddle

The elevation of new First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov to oversee large swaths of economic policy has left political pundits scrambling to work out whether Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin will retain his longtime influence over the country’s fiscal policy.

Zenit Win Lifts, and Pours, Spirits at Home

and Simon Saradzhyan
The St. Petersburg club's win over Glasgow Rangers in the UEFA Cup final touches off violent clashes in Manchester.

Activist Takes Aim at Gunvor Trades

Leading oil producers' business with the secretive trader faces more scrutiny.

Alfa Denies Ties to Firm In BP Suit

Bloomberg
Billionaire Mikhail Fridman's Alfa Group on Thursday denied any connection with Tetlis, a little-known company that filed a lawsuit against TNK-BP in a Siberian court.

Zenit Puts Russian Football on a High

Combined Reports
Dick Advocaat hopes Zenit St. Petersburg's UEFA Cup triumph will kickstart a revolution in Russian club football. Advocaat led Zenit to its first European title at its first attempt Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Rangers at the City of Manchester Stadium, off goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov.

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