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02/13/2013

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St. Petersburg Tops Public-Private Partnership Ranking

St. Petersburg has left Moscow far behind in terms of public-private partnership development, according to the first rankings that analyze the multibillion-dollar sector.

North Korean Nuke Blast Condemned

Russia joined a chorus of nations in condemning North Korea’s third-known detonation of a nuclear weapon, but it insisted that the situation “should not be used as an excuse to increase military activity around the Korean Peninsula.”

Putin Submits Bill Banning Officials From Holding Foreign Assets

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday submitted a bill to the State Duma that seeks to ban government officials from holding overseas bank accounts or owning foreign-issued bonds and shares.

YouTube Sues Government Watchdog

The Moscow Times
YouTube, the popular video hosting service, has sued the Federal Consumer Protection Service to overturn the watchdog's decision to ban a video clip that the government says illegally promotes suicide, a spokesperson for Google, YouTube's parent company, told RIA-Novosti on Tuesday.

Computer Sales Drop Sharply In Q4

The Moscow Times
Fewer than 3 million notebooks and desktop computers were shipped to Russia in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 19 percent decline compared with the total from the same period the previous year, data from analytics company Gartner show.

Gazprom Co-Founder Rem Vyakhirev Dead at 78

Rem Vyakhirev, the charismatic co-founder of Gazprom who successfully fought attempts to reform the gas monopoly, died in Moscow, the state controlled firm announced late Monday.

Tymoshenko's Tax Trial Delayed Until March 5

Reuters
A Ukrainian court on Tuesday delayed the tax evasion and embezzlement trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she refused to attend the hearings, citing poor health.

Fugitive Kyrgyz Ex-Leader Gets Long Jail Term

Reuters
A Kyrgyz court sentenced fugitive former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to 24 years in prison for abuse of office and handed a life term to his brother for murder and other crimes.

Shoigu Hints at Changes in Outsourcing

The Moscow Times
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced a wide range of impending changes in the military and said the ministry’s system of outsourcing must be “critically assessed.”

Sintez Top Bidder for DEPA, at 1.9Bln Euros

Reuters
Russian energy firm Sintez Group is offering up to 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in a bid for Greek gas company DEPA, the highest price among bidders, Russia's Kommersant business daily reported Tuesday, citing a banking source.

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