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Lone Private Gun Maker Targets Locals
Friday, 16 December 2011 18:58
Besides the notorious Kalashnikov, Russia's gun market is flooded with firearm imports from Austria, Britain, Finland and Germany. 

An avid shooter, Alexei Sorokin skipped this year's ultimate competition for rifle fans in North Lawrence, Ohio.

His two custom-made firearms, crafted by an American gunsmith and stored by his American coach,...
Photographer Walks the Revolution Road
Friday, 16 December 2011 18:51
Fearless and fiercely talented, Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev recently swept two international awards for his coverage of the Arab Spring. 

In December 2010, the Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev arrived in Yemen and found the country on the brink of collapse. He landed in Sana'a, the capital, without a "fixer," the locals that reporters...
Khadzhimurad Kamalov: a death foreseen
Friday, 16 December 2011 18:48

I worked on Dagestan's Chernovik newspaper which he founded and then rescued. He had dangerous enemies

Throughout my seven-year association with Khadzhimurad Kamalov I have been waiting for this day. The day that they killed him.

I first set foot inside the editorial offices of Chernovik in early October 2004 after replying to a job vacancy ad for...

A Kick Where It Helps
Friday, 16 December 2011 18:39
A high-flying soccer player with a $30-million price tag brings pleasure and a kick of hope to Dagestan's capital city. 


Tarlan Bakhishev, 14, has waited six hours with his friends to get a ticket to see his local soccer team, Anzhi Makhachkala. The teenagers are bubbling with excitement as they watch a training session. Somewhere out on the...
Russian journalist gunned down in violent republic of Dagestan
Friday, 16 December 2011 17:56

Masked killer fired 14 rounds at Khadzhimurad Kamalov as he left his newspaper's office in Makhachkala

The prominent founder of an independent newspaper in the volatile Dagestan republic has been shot dead, in the latest in a series of killings of Russian journalists.

Khadzhimurad Kamalov, 46, was gunned down on the street in the capital Makhachkala...

WTO officially welcomes Russia to the club
Friday, 16 December 2011 15:54

Delegates attend the opening of a World Trade Organization ministerial conference delayed due to technical problems, on December 15, 2011 in Geneva (AFP Photo / FABRICE COFFRINI)

The WTO has officially welcomed Russia as its newest member at a ceremony in Geneva. Ratification scheduled for next summer will put the final dot in the long running...

Russian companies invest in developing countries broadband at local market too tight
Friday, 16 December 2011 13:13

Russian companies develope high-speed internet communications in Peru

ICT Group and A&NN Investment have bought a controlling stake in Peru’s Yota Del Peru from Russian internet operator Yota.

Analysts say the Russian companies are looking for opportunities abroad as the domestic market is very crowded.

The companies plan to invest over $100mln...

Association of European Businesses: WTO accession will bring more investment to Russia
Friday, 16 December 2011 13:05

Dr. Frank Schauff, head of Association of European Businesses in Russia, says the WTO accession will boost Russia's investment attractiveness

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Joining the WTO will improve one of the worst areas in the Russian economy – the poor investment climate, says Dr. Frank Schauff, head of AEB in Russia. In an interview to RT Schauff e...

Fitch is suspicious of major banks
Friday, 16 December 2011 13:04

Pedestrians walk by a Bank of America branch office in San Francisco, California (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP)

Fitch Ratings is predicting large financial institutions are going to suffer during the economic turmoil and has cut the ratings of 7 major banks.

Leading American banks Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup have been...

Consumer friendly WTO
Friday, 16 December 2011 10:00

Delegates interact before the opening session of the 8th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Geneva December 15, 2011 (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

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“Creative destruction” – that’s the basic economic effect Russia’s WTO accession will produce, says Jacob Nell from Morgan Stanley, Russia. Inefficient players will either...

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