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Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

01 juillet 2006

Andrei Melnichenko

Age: 34Fortune: self madeSource: Banking, energy Country Of Citizenship: RussiaResidence: Moscow, Russia, Europe & RussiaIndustry: DiversifiedMarital Status: married, no childrenMoscow State University of Railway Transport, Drop OutSon of a respected Soviet physicist, Melnichenko studied physics at prestigious Moscow State University. Dropped out in 1991 and with some schoolmates, sold computers and established a chain of currency-exchange booths; in 1993 founded MDM Bank, which would later handle the accounts of oil tycoon... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2006

First test flight of new Russian passenger plane

KHABAROVSK, June 30 (Itar-Tass) - The first test flight of the new Russian passenger Su-80 plane, which had to be put off for several days due to bad weather, was finally held on Thursday evening at Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The Su-80 is designed to carry 26-30 passengers and is provided with the most up-to-date radio-electronic systems and other board equipment, allowing it to fly to any point of the globe. Economic effectiveness and minimum maintenance costs are the new machine’s main advantages, allowing air companies to cut down the... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2006

Rolls turbine takes flight

By Virgil Shipley, News PhotographerFriday, June 30, 2006 MOUNT VERNON — “The customer wants the equipment as soon as possible,” said Rolls-Royce project manager Ted Rice, “so they are paying the extra cost of having it flown to their site.” The equipment is a RB211 dry low emissions mechanical drive package that will drive compressors for onshore gas transmissions. It was being loaded on a giant Russian cargo plane Thursday morning at Rickenbacker International Airport. The units are destined for Thailand to meet the future... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2006

Imports Dry Up for Russian Wine-Lovers

Friday June 30, 2006 7:01 PM MOSCOW (AP) - Russian wine-lovers face their second crisis in a year under a law taking effect Saturday that will keep virtually all foreign vintages out of liquor stores for at least several months. The new law, combined with a series of bureaucratic bungles, will force 30 percent of Russian liquor stores to close indefinitely because they will have nothing to sell, one wine industry official predicted. And the problems might strike a death blow to many small distributors already in dire financial... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2006

Sweden's Tele2 launches GSM 1800 network in Russia's Lipetsk

MOSCOW, June 30 (Prime-Tass) -- Swedish mobile operator Tele2 has launched a GSM 1800 network in Lipetsk, the company said in a statement Friday. Tele2 operates in the Lipetsk Region through its fully owned subsidiary Lipetsk Mobile, which operates in the AMPS/DAMPS standard in the region. Tele2, established in 1993, is an alternative telecommunications operator of Europe. Tele2 has services in 25 countries. In Russia, Tele2 holds controlling stakes in 14 mobile operators based in St. Petersburg and the constituent republic of... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2006

Information on Russian diplomats murderers priced $10mln

National anti-terror committee of the Russian Federation will pay a $10mln reward for information on the murderers of Russian diplomats in Iraq. Head of the Federal Security Service of Russia Nikolai Patrushev announced the decision on June 30 after a meeting of the President Vladimir Putin with SC permanent members in Kremlin. Patrushev also said that it is the national anti-terror committee that will coordinate the work of the Russian security on carrying out the Presidents’ order related to the slaughter of employees of the Russian... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2006

Stoli vodka sticks by Abramoff-linked lobbyist

Stoli vodka sticks by Abramoff-linked lobbyist By Elana Schor The fallout from Jack Abramoff’s influence-peddling network has severed lobbying contracts and closed one firm’s doors, but the distilled-spirits company Abramoff defrauded to fund 2002’s now-infamous Scotland golfing trip continues to work with the lobbyist who signed off on Abramoff’s solicitation. E-mails exchanged by Abramoff and two former Greenberg Traurig colleagues, Tony Rudy and Richard Edlin, are among more than 100 pages of e-mails and documents forwarded by... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2006

Interfax and Business Wire announce strategic partnership in disclosing Russian company information abroad

Interfax and Business Wire announce strategic partnership in disclosing Russian company information abroad Interfax Information Services Group has signed an agreement with Business Wire, a world leader in commercial news distribution, that provides for offering Russian companies a full range of disclosure services in keeping with the legal requirements effective in different parts of the world. Combined with the capabilities Interfax has in Russia where it acts as the authorized agent of the Federal Financial Markets'... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2006

The Russian Air Force will be provided with a modernized A-50 airborne warning and control system in 2008

Moscow: The Russian Air Force will be provided with a modernized A-50 airborne warning and control system in 2008, Air Force Commander Vladimir Mikhailov  said “The A-50 plane will have a new image in 2008. It will be provided with new equipment that would make it possible to operate it for at least 20 years more” Mikhailov told Interfax news agency Thursday.”A lot has been done for this now” Mikhailov said.The A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft was developed and manufactured by the Beriev Aircraft Research... [Lire la suite]
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