CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

22 juin 2006

Law firm denies allegation of e-mail system break-in

A CLAIM has been made in court evidence that an international detective agency broke into the e-mail system of Wakefield Quin – but the local law firm has categorically denied that there is any evidence of that.The allegation surfaced in a secretly-filmed video tape that was admitted into evidence in a civil case related to the IPOC International Growth Fund.A senior counsel of Wakefield Quin referred us to Alan Dunch, the lawyer acting for the firm in connection with the IPOC litigation and investigation."Having been made aware... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Ford Faces $25M Customs Bill

New customs rules may cost Ford about $25 million in tariffs on imported car parts over the next three months, a senior executive at the carmaker said Wednesday. Earlier this week, officials at the Federal Customs Service said they had revoked the duty-free status on Ford Focus models being assembled at the U.S. carmaker's factory near St. Petersburg, citing a contract requiring that 40 percent of the factory's car parts be produced in Russia this year. Ford, the first foreign carmaker to build its own factory in Russia, set up... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Russia: Could Yakunin Be 'First-Called' As Putin's Successor?

PRAGUE, June 20, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Speaking on the sidelines of the June 15 Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped the latest in a series of tantalizing clues as to who his potential choice of successor might be. The candidate, he said, is a man whose name "is not completely unknown, but which is simply not circulated" by the mass media. That appears to rule out the two men who, until now, have been widely considered the likeliest options for the post-Putin presidency: First... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Director of Samara market, his bodyguard injured in blast

SAMARA, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - - Director of the Troitsky market of Samara and his bodyguard got injuries in an explosion at this trade enterprise, learnt at the region’s law enforcement bodies. According to law enforcers, an explosive device went off at the stair-well at 10.34 Moscow time on Tuesday. It was planted in a lighting plafond. “As a result, the market director and his bodyguard, who were climbing the staircase, got glass fragmentation injuries. The bodyguard was taken to a hospital. The very explosive device was of low... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Nomination : Howard becomes new chairman of World Spooks Inc

MICHAEL HOWARD, the former leader of the Tory party, is to become the chairman of the European arm of a corporate espionage company set up by former agents of the CIA, MI5 and Soviet Intelligence. His appointment by Diligence, which employs several former members of the SAS and SBS, is the first job Mr Howard has accepted since he announced after the party’s defeat last year that he would not be contesting his seat at Folkestone & Hythe at the next election. Mr Howard, who is expected to be paid a six-figure salary, told The Times... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Total number of unemployed in RF goes down in May

MOSCOW, June 22 (Itar-Tass) - The total number of unemployed in Russia in May 2006 reduced by 3.1 percent as against the previous month to 5.367 million people which makes 7.2 percent of the whole able bodied population of the country, a report of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) says. The number of officially registered unemployed in May 2006 decreased by 4.4 percent in comparison with April and amounted to 1.793 million people. In comparison with late May 2005, the total number of unemployed in Russia reduced... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Sukhoi, Finmeccanica sign strategic cooperation deal

MOSCOW, June 20 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia’s Sukhoi, Italian Finmeccanica and their subsidiaries have signed an agreement on the strategic cooperation in a civilian aircraft project. The agreement was signed in the presence of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Romano Prodi. The agreement stipulates Alenia Aeronautica’s acquisition of 25% plus one share in Sukhoi Civilian Aircraft, which shall be approved by the two governments. The Italian company, which has its blocking stock in the hands of the government, will... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2006

IBM Chairman & CEO Opens IBM's First Development Laboratory in Russia

New Lab to Focus on Mainframe Computer Technology MOSCOW -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/20/2006 -- IBM Chairman & CEO Samuel J. Palmisano today opened IBM's first development lab in Russia as the company continues to increase its investment in high-growth countries. IBM will invest $40 million over the next three years in the Russian Systems & Technology Laboratory, which will employ up to 200 people by the end of 2008. The lab will focus on mainframe technology development and continues IBM's emphasis on utilizing skills... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2006

Le Turkménistan accuse deux citoyens français d'espionnage

ACHGABAT, Turkménistan (AP) -- Le chef de la sécurité du Turkménistan a accusé un employé de l'ambassade de France et un membre de la mission de l'OSCE d'espionnage et d'activités subversives dans cette république d'ex-république soviétique d'Asie centrale. Le ministre de la Sécurité nationale Geldymoukhammed Achirmoukhammedov a déclaré, dans un discours diffusé mardi à la télévision, que deux citoyens français avaient cherché à acquérir du "matériel vidéo de nature diffamatoire et provocante destiné à des services spéciaux... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2006

Volvo: Frame Agreement between Renault Trucks and the GAZ Group for Manufacturing of Engines Under Licence

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2006--AB Volvo's (Nasdaq:VOLV)(STO:VOLVA)(STO:VOLVB) subsidiary Renault Trucks has signed a framework agreement on June 19 granting the GAZ Group of Russia to manufacture the Renault dCi 11 engine under licence. The engines will be manufactured for the Russian market and the CIS states (Commonwealth of Independent States). The agreement is subsequent to the agreement in principle that Renault Trucks signed with GAZ Groups subsidiary RusPromAuto in the beginning of February this year.... [Lire la suite]
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