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01/17/2013

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Inter RAO Fires Opposition Leader

State-owned power giant Inter RAO fired a midlevel executive who helped lead an opposition party outside of office hours.

Dagestan Judge Gunned Down in Apparent Revenge Killing

A top judge in the restive Dagestan republic was gunned down outside his home in what observers called revenge for rulings against local insurgents.

Bison Deaths Reveal Discord

The Moscow Times
Conservationists have demanded an investigation into the death of two European bison at a Moscow region nature reserve.

Ulyukayev Considers $10Bln Quarterly Flight 'Acceptable'

A capital outflow of up to $10 billion every three months would be an acceptable level under current macroeconomic conditions, a leading figure at the Central Bank said.

MTS' Uzbek Division Files for Bankruptcy

With the Uzbek division of Mobile TeleSystems filing for bankruptcy in the face of a $600 million government fine, the mobile giant is facing a struggle to maintain a presence in the Central Asian country, where its employees have been prosecuted and its assets seized.

Medvedev Wants Economy to Grow 5% Annually

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday urged the Cabinet to ensure stable economic growth of at least 5 percent a year in the near future, a goal some officials said might require changes to current budget policy.

Reputed Mob Boss Usoyan Shot Dead

One of the country's purportedly most influential crime bosses was killed by a sniper in broad daylight Wednesday, police said, prompting fears of a return of 1990s-style gang wars in the capital.

Court Turns Down Pussy Riot Appeal

The Associated Press
A Russian court has turned down the attempt by an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band to defer serving her sentence until her preschool son becomes a teenager.

Ukraine Moves Closer to $10Bln Shale Gas Deal With Shell

Reuters
Ukraine moved one step closer to a breakthrough shale-gas deal with global energy major Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday after local authorities in the eastern Donetsk region approved a planned production-sharing agreement.

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