CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

14 mars 2007

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife Irina have divorced in Russia

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife Irina have divorced in Russia 'on a consensual basis', their spokesman confirmed last night. Abramovich in '£5bn' divorceBy Sarah Hills - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 The Russian oil tycoon, 40, owns Chelsea FC and has an estimated fortune of £10.8billion. He and his wife Irina, a former air stewardess, have been married for 15 years and have five children. It was reported last year that she could win a world record £5.5billion divorce settlement after the billionaire was romantically linked... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

Russia seeks more control at Academy of Sciences

y Peter Finn, Washington Post  |  March 14, 2007 MOSCOW -- The historic autonomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has pioneered fundamental research in Russia since its founding by Peter the Great three centuries ago, is under threat from government proposals to bring the institution under much tighter state control and end its academic freedom, according to academy members. "This is really a war," Alexander Nekipelov, vice president of the academy, said in an interview at the institution's august... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

Russia’s Sukhoi, Italy to Sign Deal on 1,800 Superjet Planes — Sources

MosNews A unit of Italy’s aerospace company Finmecchanica and Russia’s biggest warplane maker Sukhoi will sign a deal to jointly build up to 1,800 Superjet regional aircraft over a period of 20 years. This information was reported on Monday, March 12, by Reuters agency, which quoted Italian diplomatic sources. The source said that the deal could be worth as much as 70 billion euros ($91.9 billion) over 20 years. However, Sukhoi official cautioned that talk had been of 800-1,000 Superjets, with a likely maximum value of 19... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2007

New Russian Fashion Star Blends Patriotism and Irony

By Nora FitzGerald The Washington Post Denis Simachev / For The St. Petersburg Times A model wearing a Simachev tank top. MOSCOW — At the recent menswear shows in Milan, Denis Simachev, a rising star of Russian fashion, showed a collection that focused on the country’s antiheroes, telling a story of bare-knuckled thugs working casinos in what he called “badly put together gangster wear.” Titled “Gop-Stop”— which can only be translated as “bang-bang” — the provocative spoof offered instructions on how to dandify... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2007

Fast Food: Dumplings on Menu As Russian Chain Plans IPO...

By Elif KabanREUTERS 5:25 a.m. February 19, 2007 MOSCOW – Restaurant chain Rosinter, whose outlets serve hungry crowds from Siberia to central Asia, will become the first company from Russia's booming dining sector to float publicly when it goes to the market in May, banking sources said. The sources said Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital had the mandate to advise the company on the planned $100 million-plus initial public offering, which will give investors access to Russia's booming consumer sector. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2007

Le ministère de la Justice poursuit-il Gaydamak ?

Yael Ancrimercredi 14 février 2007 - 21:00 «Le ministère de la Justice viole grossièrement mes droits de l’homme,» fustige le milliardaire Arkadi Gaydamak dans une interview accordée à un journaliste d’Arouts 7 en russe. En effet, au début de la semaine, la presse a révélé qu’un document du ministère de la Justice avait été envoyé à l’Interpole russe. La lettre demandant des informations sur le passé du milliardaire franco russo-israélien s’avère extrêmement calomnieuse envers ce dernier, aussi le ministère de la Justice s’est... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2007

Biometric Passports Failed

Just as Kommersant predicted, the process of introducing biometric passports in Russia went into a skid. The Federal Migration Service (FMS) said yesterday that the equipment for recording personal data of a passport’s holder, supplied by Voskhod enterprise, turned out to be unreliable and is breaking all the time. Due to these problems, the beginning of mass issuing of new passports in St. Petersburg is postponed for indefinite time. Head of FMS in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region Yuri Buryak spoke of difficulties that suddenly... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2007

Moscow Creates Anti-Terrorism Watchdog

Complex security department might appear at Moscow’s government. It will control all anti-terrorism services of the city, and will deal with “military management” during emergency situations, supervising the media, meetings and mass public events. The new department’s budget has not been approved by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov. However, prefectures and municipal councils are already forming anti-terrorism divisions. The idea of a more thorough anti-terrorism control became relevant after Nikolai Patrushev, head of the National... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2007

Weapons of Alliance

Since the beginning of the year, the United States has been in negotiations for an advance missile deployment area in Poland and the Czech Republic for its national missile defense system. That was a perceived as the latest in a series of unfriendly steps. Vlast analytical weekly has attempted to ascertain exactly whom the U.S. missile defense system is a threat to. Why in Eastern Europe The Americans say that North Korea and Iran pose the greatest missile threat to them. Missile defense system bases already existing in Alaska and... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2007

Nothing Heroic Left in Roman Abramovich

Story about Chukotka’s governor was removed from NTVSequel of the story about early years of Chukotka’s governor Roman Abramovich, which was announced a week ago, did not come out on Sunday in Glavny Geroy (Protagonist) new weekly program on NTV channel. NTV head Vladimir Kulistikov said it was “his personal decision” and that “he did not receive any signals from Roman Arkadievich Abramovich”. Glavny Geroy weekly program on NTV came out for the first time on February 4. It is made up of stories about famous people and comes out in... [Lire la suite]
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