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06/23/2008

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Yavlinsky Resigns as Yabloko Leader

Grigory Yavlinsky has abruptly stepped down as Yabloko leader, apparently ending a rift that had threatened to split the liberal party and spurring hopes that it would be able to make a political comeback.

Stores and Party Planners Profiting on Proms

The days of homemade outfits are turning into a thing of the past as this rite of passage is becoming increasingly commercial.

Lavrov Urges Delay on Missile Defense

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday urged the United States to delay deployment of elements of a planned missile-defense system in Europe and called on NATO to halt its eastward expansion.

Deutsche Bank Wins Putin's Praise

Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised Deutsche Bank’s operations in Russia at a meeting with chief executive Josef Ackermann on Friday, amid media speculation that Russian tycoons are building a stake in the bank.

Medvedev Slams Fake Textiles

MT, Bloomberg
President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that about half of textiles sold in the country are counterfeit or contraband and ordered former Kremlin powerbroker Igor Sechin to resuscitate the domestic textile industry.

When I Say Russia, You Say ...

On June 12, amid the festive revelry of Russia Day, a goodly chunk of the populace may have missed the bell for round two of Rossia television's ""Name of Russia"" contest, a ""grandiose"" national project whose odd-sounding title should not obscure its noble aim -- to identify a single individual as the most significant figure in Russian history.

MegaFon Accused of Illegal Expansion

Reuters
Tbilisi accused MegaFon of illegally expanding its network into Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia on Friday.

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