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06/02/2008

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State Says It Backs Ethics in Business

Staff Writers
Coming against the background of boardroom battles at TNK-BP and Norilsk Nickel, a conference Friday on the issue of corporate governance appeared to be either the lucky beneficiary of current events or the victim of bad timing.

TNK-BP Chief Refuses to Step Down

Staff Writers
TNK-BP’s embattled chief executive, Bob Dudley, on Saturday defiantly dismissed a call by the company’s Russian shareholders for him to quit and warned that boardroom infighting could threaten its future.

Khodorkovsky's Parents Worry and Remember

When the prison gate opened, Marina Khodorkovskaya rushed toward the gray building, she said.

U.S. Foreign Policy No Example, Premier Says

Bloomberg
Putin urges France to preserve its independent nature in policy abroad.

Putin to Raise Wages As Inflation Cushion

Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday that he would hike wages, pensions and social benefits to compensate for rising prices and smooth the effects of anti-inflation policy.

Top Court Is Off to Positive Start in St. Pete

The Constitutional Court ruled last week that the article in the Criminal Code used to prosecute individuals for smuggling large sums of money was unconstitutional. The court ruled that the smuggling law -- intended to stop people from bringing large sums of cash through airports -- violated citizens' constitutional rights by failing to define what constituted a ""large sum"" of money.

Taking Flight On a Budget

Marina Bukalova's youth has been an asset in building Russia's first low-cost airline.

America Isn't Much Better Than U.S.S.R.

For a while in the mid-1970s, whenever I met an American, I would typically be the first person from the Soviet Union they had set their eyes on. I gladly practiced my English by relating to them the horrors of Communist oppression and lamenting the lack of freedom in the country that I left behind.

NGOs Starting to Make An Impact on the State

It has become standard for the West to criticize the Russia's treatment of nongovernmental organizations operating in the country. They are consistently portrayed as victims of government pressure, while the government is seen as unresponsive to society's concerns.

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