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01/16/2013

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Kadyrov Faces Sanctions Under Magnitsky Act

One month after U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Magnitsky Act, it is clear that Russo-American relations have entered a difficult period.

Plan for Far East Development Unveiled

Far East Development Minister Viktor Ishayev on Tuesday publicly reviewed the first draft of a program to pull the regional economy out of a slump.

Deputies Argue Over Adoption Ban on First Day of Session

On the State Duma's first day back to work this year, deputies sparred over whether to abolish a ban on adoptions of Russian children by American families, a measure passed late last year that has drawn fierce criticism.

2 Dead, 7 Injured in Gas Explosion

The Moscow Times
Two people died and seven were injured early Tuesday morning when a gas blast ripped through a three-story apartment block in a Chuvashia republic village.

Private Oil Firms Could Get Licenses for 20% of Shelf

Private oil and gas companies could receive licenses for up to 20 percent of Russia's continental shelf and join their state-owned counterparts already working in the environmentally sensitive area, a minister said.

State Wants Bidders' Owners Unveiled

The government is drafting measures to force bidders in the sales of state companies to reveal their beneficiaries, giving information about who will ultimately profit from privatization.

Finance Watchdog to Probe Gazprom

The Audit Chamber will conduct a "thorough probe" into Gazprom's spending for the first time in five years, Sergei Stepashin, head of the public finance watchdog, said Tuesday.

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