EasyBourse: Putin Raises 2009 Inflation Forecast To 9.6% From 8%
Russia Today: Putin’s United Russia address puts economy in focus
Reuters: REFILE-Russian markets -- Factors to Watch on Nov 23
Stock Markets Review: Russian stock market daily morning report (November 23, 2009, Monday)
Bloomberg: PIK, Gazprom, AvtoVAZ, MTS, RusHydro: Russian Equity Preview
Atomenergoprom intends to place the bonds
Reuters: Deripaska seen buying back Strabag stake –paper
The Moscow Times: Sberbank, VTB May Face Large Loan Losses
Reuters: Russia chief says Renault won't up Avtovaz stake now
RBC: MTS secures long-term loan from foreign banks
RIA: Chetra to present tractor equipment in India
Activity in the Oil and Gas sector (including regulatory)
Steel Guru: Gazprom and Inter RAO to swap electricity assets
The Moscow Times: Gazprom May Double Stake in Germany’s VNG
AFP: Schalke's relief at sponsorship extension - Schalke 04 have signed a five-year extension to their sponsorship deal with Russian firm Gazprom worth 100 million euros which looks to have eased the German club's cash problems, it was reported Saturday.
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Prime-Tass: Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov to start visit to North Korea, until Nov 25
Yonhap: Russian parliamentary speaker to visit N. Korea: report
SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) -- Sergei Mironov, chairman of the Federation Council of Russia, was set to visit North Korea in the near future, the North's state media reported Sunday.
The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament will "soon visit" North Korea at the invitation of the North's Supreme People's Assembly, said a brief dispatch from the North's Korea Central News Agency, monitored in Seoul.
The report did not specify when the Russian politician will make the trip or who he was set to meet during his stay in the North.
Prime-Tass: Nov 26–27: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to visit France
Prime-Tass: Nov 27: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to take part in Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) summit
Prime-Tass: Nov 27: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin to take part in Russia-Thailand intergovernmental commission in Bangkok
Xinhua: DM: Iran pursues delivery of S-300 missiles from Russia
TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday that the country is still pursuing Russia's commitment on delivering S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
Vahidi had said earlier on Tuesday that there was no official news over the cancellation of delivery from Russia of S-300 missiles.
The S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, which is to be delivered to Iran according to a 2007 agreement, was developed as a system against aircraft and cruise missiles for Soviet Union's anti-air defense branch, but later variations were also developed to intercept ballistic missiles.
Russia has said that technical causes were the main reason for the delay in delivery, according to earlier reports of the official IRNA news agency.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Vahidi referred to the presence of NATO and U.S. troops in the region, saying that "lasting security will become a reality when cross-regional troops withdraw and do not interfere in domestic issues of other countries."
"We believe that regional security is closely related to collective security of regional states," ISNA quoted him as saying.
Inerfax: Tymoshenko says Russian gas price for Ukraine in 2010 won't change much
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko forecasts that the average yearly price of Russian natural gas in 2010 for Ukraine will be almost the same as in 2009.
"I am confident that the gas price for Ukraine in 2010 will be virtually the same as in 2009," she said in an exclusive interview with the ICTV channel on Sunday.
Taking into account the current international situation, we can predict that the Russian gas transit through Ukraine's territory in 2010 will be charged 60% more than in the previous year, she said.
"That is why I want to calm industrialists, and all consumers of the natural gas. This is how we view the next year," Tymoshenko added.
APA.az: Chief of Russian presidential administration Sergei Narishkin arrives in Baku
23 Nov 2009 11:19 ]
Baku. Lachin Sultanova – APA. Chief of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Narishkin arrived in Baku on Monday for a short-term visit.
He will attend the opening of Russkaya Kniga book store and branch of Vneshtorgbank of Russia in Baku, APA reports. Narishkin will present Medal of Honor to the chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office Sheikh-al-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh. Narishkin is expected to be received by President Ilham Aliyev.