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Putin's maneuvering

...Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have hit on the reason when she criticized Putin last week for undermining Russia's government with his recent moves to stay in power when his term ends this year: "If you don't have countervailing institutions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/20/edi_148567.shtml
Editorials
Across the globe, steady oil and gas supply at risk

...there's insurrection and terrorism in Iraq. Ethnic and geopolitical tensions persist in the Caspian Sea region. Russia's government is using its energy clout for political ends. In Asia, conflicting claims to the energy-rich South China Sea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/08/bus_80341.shtml
Business
Plans for Flanders plant stall

...agreement the U.S. made with Russia in 2000 to reduce their plutonium stockpiles, has been delayed because Russia's government has yet to solidify plans for its plant. Under the agreement, both countries are required to work at the same...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/12/bus_42257.shtml
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Russian government to cut taxes

MOSCOW -- Russia's government announced plans Friday to cut taxes in an effort to collect more of them and pump some life into the moribund economy. Tax cheating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/bus_245915.shtml
Business
Year 2000 computer glitch a low Russian priority

...needed to fix critical systems. Consumed by pressing day-to-day problems and grappling with economic crisis, Russia's government has paid scant attention to potential failures in computers and embedded circuits that could now be fewer than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/16/tec_239187.shtml
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Business briefs

...growth target was looking overly ambitious, with the economy growing by just 7 percent in the first six months. Russia's government slowly working on economy MOSCOW -- In another blow to the government's efforts to stabilize Russia's reeling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/bus_235856.shtml
Business
IMF official discusses loan

...bailout was announced -- signaled the international financial community's determination to keep pressure on Russia's government to streamline the economy and raise revenue. A package of laws and decrees that went into effect Saturday, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/02/bus_234889.shtml
Business
Primakov says Russia determined to work out IMF agreement

...Russia received $18.6 billion in foreign investment in that period, down 47 percent from the 1997 level. Russia's government devalued the ruble and defaulted on domestic debts last August, but financial trouble had been brewing for months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/11/bus_252957.shtml
Business
Russian government accused of stealing Olympic winnings

MOSCOW -- Russia's government still hasn't paid most Russian medalists their prize money from the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano, the head of Russia's ski...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/21/oth_250882.shtml
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Russian government draws up austerity budget

...requirement for more loans, and specifically warned against factoring in foreign credits that had yet to materialize. Russia's government has warned that if it does not get foreign aid, it would simply print money -- which would send inflation soaring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/11/bus_247072.shtml
Business