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11/28/2013

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'Shameful' Louis Vuitton Trunk to Be Removed From Red Square

President Vladimir Putin's administration spoke out in favor of removing a gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase on Red Square on Wednesday, following public outcry about its placement in the historical heart of the Russian capital.

Ukraine's Yanukovych Says EU Should Stop Meddling Over Tymoshenko

Reuters
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said the European Union should stop meddling in the fate of his rival former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and said her imprisonment should not hinder Kiev's integration with Europe.

Supercomputing Gap Seen as Threat to Economy

Russia is lagging five and a half years behind the U.S. in supercomputing technology and closing the gap is essential for the competitiveness of the Russian economy, an Academy of Sciences computing expert said.

Latvian Prime Minister Resigns in Wake of Tragedy

The Associated Press
Latvia's prime minister resigned Wednesday in the wake of a supermarket collapse that killed 54 people and provoked outrage among the Baltic country's citizens.

Former Prosecutor Details Violations in Magnitsky Case

A former senior federal prosecutor has accused her one-time colleagues of illegally intervening in the probe into the 2009 death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as committing legal violations in connection with other high-profile cases.

Dubai Beats Out Yekaterinburg, Izmir and Sao Paulo to Win 2020 World Expo

Reuters
The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has been selected over Brazil, Russia and Turkey to host the 2020 World Expo, in a victory for investment, tourism and national pride.

Why Lego Succeeded While Jysk Failed in Russia

The starkly contrasting outcomes of bids by two major Danish companies to hit it big in Russia offer a lesson or two to investors hoping to succeed in a country that, despite its currently sluggish economy, is widely regarded as one of the most promising consumer markets in the world.

5 Years After War, Georgia Defies Russia Over Europe

Five years after it fought a war with Russia, Georgia is preparing to defy its former Soviet masters again by initialing an accord on strengthening ties with Europe.

Britain Wins Secrecy Ruling on Litvinenko Radiation Poisoning

Reuters
Evidence held by the British government relating to the poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium should remain secret on grounds of national security, the High Court in London ruled on Wednesday.

Sberbank Provisions Balloon on Fears of Economic Slowdown

Reuters
Sberbank announced a big leap in third-quarter loan-loss provisions on Wednesday, suggesting that rising retail lending could leave Russia's largest bank vulnerable to the slowing economy.

Rosneft, Eni Agree Mutual Oil Supply Deal for European Refineries

Reuters
Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, and Italy's Eni have agreed to funnel oil supplies to each other's European refineries, signing the deal during a Russia-Italy bilateral meeting.

Navalny Publishes Photos of Officials' Suspected Luxury Real Estate

The Moscow Times
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has published photographs on his blog of a luxury cottage cooperative said to be owned by top United Russia officials including Deputy Chief of Staff Vyacheslav Volodin.

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