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08/19/2008

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No Sign of Promised Troop Pullback

Staff Writers
Russian forces occupying central Georgia made no signs of leaving Monday, despite claims by the Defense Ministry that a pullout was beginning.

Medvedev Vies With Putin in Word War

Staff Writers
President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday made a surprise visit to Vladikavkaz, near the border with South Ossetia, to commend soldiers on their valor during the conflict with Georgia and promise them a better future.

Prague Spring Buried in Moscow's History

It was just before 10 o’clock on a warm August evening when Khabas Bekulov’s battalion received the order to invade.

Norilsk Cited in Pollution Inquiry

An official who granted Norilsk Nickel a permit to emit polluting gases is being investigated over possible abuse of office and causing the state 1 billion rubles ($40 million) in damages, the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor's General's Office said Monday.

Yevroset Prepares To Pick President

Yevroset, the country’s largest mobile-phone retailer, is set to appoint a new president after Alexei Chuikin said he stepped down last week. Commercial director Dmitry Denisov, the company’s acting president, is considered the main contender for the post.

Weak Growth in July Comes as a Surprise

Reuters
Russian industrial output was weaker than expected in July, data showed on Monday, suggesting that June’s sharp slowdown in growth was only partly due to workers downing tools to watch Euro 2008 football games.

The End of the Post-Soviet Era

The dream that many inside and outside Russia had since the Soviet collapse -- to see Russia integrated with the West -- was crushed long before Russian tanks rolled into Georgia.

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