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06/16/2008

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TNK-BP Dispute Headed To Court

The boardroom battle at TNK-BP descended into outright mudslinging over the long holiday break, with the Russian shareholders threatening to have BP-nominated directors disbarred by a Moscow court this week and BP’s chairman accusing them of using illegal “corporate raiding” tactics.

Barring 'Miracle,' eXile Is 'Dead'

The eXile, Moscow’s notorious English-language alternative biweekly, is shutting down after its investors became frightened by a government inspection and withdrew their funding, the newspaper’s editors said.

Congress Questioning Nuclear Pact

Reuters
U.S. lawmakers troubled by Russia's help for Iran's nuclear program said Thursday that they did not trust Russia enough to approve a pact on civilian nuclear cooperation with Moscow.

Fuel Costs Threaten Smaller Airlines

Staff Writers
The economy and state coffers may be bulging from sky-high oil prices, but the soaring cost of aviation fuel could soon drive some of the country’s smaller airlines to the wall.

MegaFon IPO Backed By Fridman

Bloomberg
Billionaire Mikhail Fridman said an initial public offering of MegaFon, the country's third-largest mobile phone company, would give the provider greater opportunities to expand.

Lots of Bark but Little Bite

Since Vladimir Putin came to power and steadily increased the country's defense budget, there has been a lot of talk about Russia's resurgent military power and its threat to the United States and Europe.

OGK-1 Building New Tyumen Unit

Unified Energy System has begun the construction of a new, 450-megawatt production unit at the Novy Urengoi power station to provide much needed electricity for the country’s largest oil- and gas-producing region, although financing for the project remains in doubt.

From the Ground Up

Trained in finance, Dmitry Lutsenko found his calling in real estate development after building his own home.

A Democratic Debut

According to the staff of the recently opened Dem restaurant, ""Dem"" is short for ""democratic,"" which seems fairly appropriate. The cafe, as it calls itself, is indeed democratic in the egalitarian sense of the word, or at least the atmosphere is.
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Issue 3923

UES chief Anatoly Chubais exiting a yurt in the Tyumen region city of Novy Urengoi after a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of a $929 million electricity generation unit.

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