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09/25/2008

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War Puts Russia on U.S. Vote Agenda

When U.S. Senators Barak Obama and John McCain go live on air to battle over foreign policy in their first presidential debate Friday, last month’s conflict with Georgia might mean that Russia will feature more prominently, the candidates’ top advisers said.

Yamadayev Shot Dead in City Center

Staff Writers
Ruslan Yamadayev, a former State Duma deputy and a member of a Chechen clan that challenged President Ramzan Kadyrov’s authority, was gunned down in central Moscow late Wednesday.

Medvedev to Polyus: Don't Whine

President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday criticized the director of Polyus Gold for “whining” in a comment that may have played a part in dampening investor demand for stock in one of the world’s largest gold miners.

Jet Fuel Deal Strikes Out Middlemen

Gazprom Neft and Sheremetyevo Airport signed a deal Wednesday that they said would help cut out jet fuel middlemen and reduce prices and problems for airlines, amid a government campaign targeting monopoly practices by top oil producers.

Improved Liquidity Lifts Stocks, Ruble

Combined Reports
The ruble and the country's benchmark RTS Index firmed to one-week highs Wednesday, cheered by an improvement in sentiment and banking sector liquidity.

Pilot Error Suspected In Crash Near Perm

Transportation Minister Igor Levitin said Wednesday that there were no mechanical problems with the Aeroflot Nord airliner that crashed near Perm on Sept. 14, killing all 88 people on board.

U.S. Poultry Suppliers Dismiss Ban as Bluster

Russia's recent ban on 19 U.S. poultry producers and threats to cut quotas on U.S. chicken imports have created a stir but done little to hurt business, industry officials said Wednesday as they negotiated contracts at a food exhibition.

A Rare Place for Bargains and Hidden Treasures

Flea markets, while common in Paris and in London, are difficult to find in the center of Moscow, and many travel all the way to Izmailovo to search for an antique or bargain. But starting today is the 10th annual Flea Market, which is taking place in the T-Modul shopping center at Belorusskaya metro station.

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