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11/01/2013

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Popular Russian Singer Calls Mafia Allegations 'Absurd'

RIA Novosti
A representative for popular singer Grigory Leps said that the U.S. Treasury's allegations that he couriers money on behalf of a mafia organization are "absurd."

Colorado's Russian Goalie Set for Domestic Violence Court Hearing

The Moscow Times
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is to appear in court Thursday on kidnapping and assault charges that Denver police say arose from a domestic dispute.

Kiev Gas Plans Could Pollute Russia

RIA Novosti
Planned drilling for shale gas in Ukraine is likely to pollute downstream waters in neighboring Russia, environmental conservation group the World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, said Thursday.

Major News Outlet's License Revoked Over 'Profanity'

A Moscow court Thursday revoked the license of the Rosbalt news outlet over alleged profanity in two videos it posted, including one by punk group Pussy Riot.

Forum Shows Russian Ingredients of Innovation Recipe

Good infrastructure, a secure environment and exponentially increasing computer power guarantee the growth of innovative solutions to global problems, political and technology leaders told attendees of the International Forum for Innovative Development in Moscow on Thursday.

Greenpeace Rebuffs Talk of Arctic Protest Conspiracy

In early October, Rosneft head Igor Sechin made a brief, enigmatic comment suggesting that there was more than meets the eye behind a Greenpeace protest Sept. 18 against a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic, an action that resulted in the arrest of 30 people and a black eye for Russia's image abroad.

McFadden Wheels for 'Grand Slam' at NYC Marathon

The Associated Press
After Tatyana McFadden won the 2010 New York City Marathon wheelchair race, she flew to her former orphanage in Russia and gave the director her medal.

Q&A: Tele2's Jere Calmes Matures Along With the Market

The adage about success being the fruit of hard work and good luck, attributed to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Goldwyn and a host of sporting personalities, has a strong adherent in Jere Calmes.

Novatek, Gazprom Try to Outbid Rosneft and Scoop Italian-Owned Gas Assets

Reuters
Novatek and Gazprom Neft are ready to raise their offer to $4.9 billion and fight Rosneft for gas assets owned by Italy's Eni and Enel, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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