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07/24/2008

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Storchak Makes His Case In Letter

Pleas for justice or clemency are nothing new from the thousands of people in the country awaiting trial in detention at any point in time, but Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak has couched his appeal in the language of Christian ethics and national interests.

Cars, Builders Feel Need for Steel

Amid computer screens and sparkling floors, billionaire Viktor Rashnikov showed off the new galvanized steel unit at his giant Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, designed to churn out 450,000 tons of the metal annually for the country’s burgeoning car and construction industries.

Medvedev Admits Posts for Sale

President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday publicly acknowledged that government posts are sometimes up for sale and vowed to tackle the problem by handpicking bureaucrats and senior officials in the regions.

Nevzlin Prosecutors Want Life Sentence

Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded life imprisonment for former Yukos co-owner Leonid Nevzlin, who is being tried in absentia on multiple murder charges dating back to the late 1990s.

Court Bars BP Workers at TNK-BP

BP plans to appeal the ruling, though it has said it will reassign its last foreign employees from TNK-BP.

Khristenko to Skip Finnish Wood Talks

Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Khristenko has canceled a planned meeting with Finnish officials this weekend intended to ease tensions over Russian timber duties and cross-border transportation problems, the Finnish government said Wednesday.

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