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07/18/2008

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Armed With Nukes and a Vague Plan

When Vladimir Putin became acting president on New Year’s Eve in 1999, he took over a country whose armed forces were struggling to fill combat-ready units to fight guerillas in Chechnya.

U.S. Spurs Hopes of An End to HIV Tests

In an indication that Russia may end mandatory HIV tests for foreign residents, government officials said Thursday that they were considering replicating pending U.S. legislation that would lift a ban on HIV-positive visitors to that country.

Dudley Warns Fight Tearing TNK-BP Apart

The company’s chief executive rejects a lawsuit against him from a group of Russians and vows to continue working.

Rosneft Set to Clear $22Bln Yukos Loan

Reuters
The firm will soon pay off a huge bridging loan taken to buy Yukos assets. It still has net debt of over $20 billion.

Eurochem in $630M Deal to Develop Potassium Deposit

Combined Reports
Fertilizer maker Eurochem signed a $634 million deal with an international group of contractors on Thursday to help it develop a potassium deposit near the Volga River.

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