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New Bill Targeting Graft at Customs

A group of State Duma deputies on Friday proposed a major overhaul of the Customs Code aimed at simplifying the Byzantine process of importing goods into the country and stamping out corruption.

Railway a Gauge of Sakhalin's Future

Sakhalin is not only separated from the rest of Russia by several kilometers of water, but also by the 457-millimeter difference between the width of its train tracks.

A Belgian Business Model for Making Dough

Ian Zilberkweit understands how important bread has always been to Russians, and he is basing the success of his business here on the belief that he can do it better.

BP to Sue AAR in London

Reuters
BP said Saturday that it was suing its partners in TNK-BP in London for 8.4 billion rubles ($365 million), money it believes should not have been paid out as back tax claims in Russia.

Supply Side Focus for Medvedev Trip

Combined Reports
President Dmitry Medvedev wound up a three-state energy tour with talks in Kazakhstan on Saturday and Sunday, meeting with several regional leaders to consolidate his country's monopoly on transiting Central Asian gas.

No Deadline Will Be Set for EU-Russia Partnership Pact

Reuters
The European Union and Russia will set no deadline for agreeing on a wide-ranging partnership pact, negotiators said Friday, despite pressure from countries such as Germany for a quick deal.

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