VimpelCom Ltd. said it had completed a $65-million deal to buy Millicom Holding Laos B.V, which owns 78% of the Laotian mobile operator Millicom Lao Co., as part of its Southeast Asian expansion plan.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization was a top priority for the United States which also hoped to cancel a trade restriction provision.
Russia is not considering a swap deal with the United States over alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout and those convicted of spying for the United States, a source in the Russian security services said on Wednesday.
Svetlana Yefimova was not among the millions of Russian women who were given flowers by their husbands on International Women's Day, a mix of St. Valentine's and Mother's Day celebrated on March 8. She divorced him in September 2010, several years after he first severely beat her, breaking her nose, and pledged to make her life "hell."
The United States is actively helping Russia enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2011, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said during a roundtable discussion with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday.
The passenger plane that crashed during a test flight on Saturday in southern Russia was insured and a new one will be built soon if insurance is paid swiftly, an aircraft industry source said on Wednesday.
The notorious second case against former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky had no major impact on Russia's investment climate, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Wednesday.