Archive: 2004 - September 1st - 28th

ALL EYES CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON YUKOS
Global Finance, 1 September 2004, Iskyan, Kim
RUSSIA
The Yukos affair continued to dominate headlines in Russia. After warning that Yukos would go bankrupt within a matter of weeks due to the Russian governments freeze on its assets, imprisoned former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky offered to surrender his shares to pay the company's mounting tax debts. Instead, the government moved to shutter production by the company and sell offYuganskneftgas, Yukos's largest production subsidiary. A consortium of investors led by an ally of the holding company that controlled Yukos, Group Menatep, offered to pay off the company's tax debts and buy out a majority stake, but the Kremlin looked unlikely to act on the bailout proposal.
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Beslan will step up Putin's battle with media
The Business, 5 September 2004, Jessica Hodgson
As Russia counts the human cost of the bloody siege in Beslan, North Ossetia, the beleaguered Russian media is braced for war with the government. On the face of it the searing images of naked, bloodied children escaping from the school are a sign of openness and are impossible for the news management machine of President Vladimir Putin to sweep under the carpet. Live coverage by state-controlled NTV of the unfolding events was a first for Russia and is at odds with the premier's domineering attitude to news management. Reporters on the scene ignored the normal codes of ethics, interviewing traumatised children emerging from the building. This was unusual. Two other national channels were broadcasting a comedy and an adventure programme as the hostage crisis grew.
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PROSECUTORS CONTINUING KLEBNIKOV MURDER PROBE.
Interfax News Service, 10 September 2004
MOSCOW. Sept 10 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office is continuing the investigation into the assassination of Paul Klebnikov , editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine. "The investigators are pursuing various theories of the crime, including that linked to the journalist's professional activities," the Prosecutor General's Office reported on its website on Friday.
167 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

The Volga, the Potomac & a Confluence of Events
The Washington Post, 12 September 2004, Nelson Pressley
"I'm not crazy," says Joy Zinoman, artistic director of the Studio Theatre. It's the second time in less than an hour that her sanity has been at issue, and she's the one who keeps bringing it up. If Zinoman feels as if she's going a little nuts, it's not hard to see why. For one thing, Studio -- a tremendous hive of construction activity these days -- is on the verge of completing a bold new expansion and renovation of its digs on 14th and P streets NW. Next month the company will open a third mainstage that will be twice the height of Studio's two current gems, the Mead and Milton, while sticking close to the essentially intimate footprints of their designs. The new theater is the centerpiece of a project that includes a marquee-covered entrance on 14th Street, improved performance space for Secondstage (Studio's developmental branch), classrooms, rehearsal rooms, set and costume shops, stylish lobbies and even an impressive two-story glass atrium looking out over 14th Street.
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NTV Speculates on Yukos, Terrorists
The Moscow Times, 27 September 2004, Catherine Belton
State-controlled NTV television turned up the pressure on jailed Yukos billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Sunday evening by running a documentary that speculated businesses connected to the oil magnate may have been involved in financing Chechen terrorists.
Coming just over three weeks since the horror of the Beslan hostage crisis, in which more than 330 people died and for which Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev has declared responsibility, the allegations aired on prime-time national television appear to mark a significant step up in the state's campaign against Khodorkovsky.
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Moscow Police Hold 2 Chechens Over Forbes Editor Murder
Dow Jones International News, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW (AP)--Moscow police detained two Chechen men suspected of taking part in the murder of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov , the city's police chief said Tuesday. Police seized three guns from the two Chechen men detained overnight, Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin told the Interfax news agency. He added that the two suspects had kidnapped an unidentified person prior to the killing of Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition.
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DJ Moscow Police Hold 2 Chechens Over Forbes Editor Murder
OsterDowJones Commodity Wire, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sep 28, 2004 (ODC via COMTEX) --
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Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder
Agence France Presse, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (AFP) - Moscow police Tuesday claimed to have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes business magazine.
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Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder; arrest two Chechens
AFX International Focus, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW (AFX) - Moscow police said they have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes business magazine. The Interfax news agency quoted Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin as saying that police have arrested two men 'involved in Paul Klebnikov 's death.'
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Pistol used to kill US journalist found on Chechens, Russian police say
BBC Monitoring Newsfile, 28 September 2004
Text of report by Russian news agency RIA
Moscow, 28 September: The pistol which is believed to have been used to kill the journalist Paul Klebnikov has been found on Chechens arrested in Moscow, a source in the Moscow police, close to the murder investigation, told RIA-Novosti.
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Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder
Agence France Presse, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (AFP) - Moscow police Tuesday claimed to have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes business magazine.
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Russia: Pistol used to kill US journalist found on Chechens - police source
BBC Monitoring Media, 28 September 2004
Text of report by Russian news agency RIA
Moscow, 28 September: The pistol which is believed to have been used to kill the journalist Paul Klebnikov has been found on Chechens arrested in Moscow, a source in the Moscow police, close to the murder investigation, told RIA-Novosti.
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Two suspected in connection with Forbes Editor's murder arrested
RosBusinessConsulting , 28 September 2004
Two men suspected in the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , the Chief Editor of Forbes Russia, have been arrested in Moscow, representatives of the Russian Interior Ministry told RBC. The two men came from the North Caucasus, the representatives said. Other details have not been disclosed. An investigation is being held now.
Paul Khlebnikov was shot dead on July 9, 2004. A criminal case for murder was initiated later. The Russian General Prosecutor' Office is holding investigations.
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Moscow police hold Chechens for US reporter murder.
Reuters News, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Moscow police have arrested two Chechens they suspect of involvement in the murder of an American journalist who wrote about Russia's richest people and had also written a book on war and crime in Chechnya. "On Monday night, Moscow police detained two Chechens, who took part in the murder of ( Paul) Klebnikov ," a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
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Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder; arrest two Chechens
AFX Asia , 28 September 2004
Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder; arrest two Chechens MOSCOW (XFN-ASIA) - Moscow police said they have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes business magazine. The Interfax news agency quoted Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin as saying that police have arrested two men "involved in Paul Klebnikov 's death." Pronin said the men are Chechen, that three guns have been confiscated from them and that they also, at one stage, had held a hostage. However, he did not explain how the two men are allegedly linked to Klebnikov's murder. The July 9 shooting of Klebnikov shocked Russia, since he became the first Western reporter to be killed in a country where local journalists who investigate government corruption or the underworld are often killed.
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Police say detained 2 Chechens over Forbes editor murder
Prime-TASS News (Russia), 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Prime-Tass) -- Moscow police have detained two Chechen men suspected of taking part in the murder of U.S.-born Paul Klebnikov , who was editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, a Moscow police representative told ITAR-TASS Tuesday. "The two Chechens were arrested last night," he said adding that they were also suspected of a kidnapping. The representative said that police seized three guns from the Chechens, who are to be interrogated Tuesday.
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GUN THAT SHOT KLEBNIKOV CONFISCATED FROM CHECHENS.
RIA Novosty, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - A gun from which Paul Klebnikov may have been shot has been confiscated from Chechens detained in Moscow, a source in the Moscow police department close to the investigation of the journalist's murder told RIA Novosti. "Yesterday several Chechens were detained in Moscow who had abducted two men and demanded a ransom," the source said. Investigators found a gun on them, he said.
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PAUL KLEBNIKOV'S MURDER SOLVED - MOSCOW POLICE.
Interfax News Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Moscow police announced that they have solved the murder of prominent American journalist and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov . "In the early hours of Tuesday, Moscow policemen detained two Chechens involved in Klebnikov's murder," Moscow police chief Lt. Gen. Vladimir Pronin told Interfax on Tuesday.
134 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

UPDATE 1-Moscow police hold Chechens for US reporter murder.
Reuters News, 28 September 2004, By Sonia Oxley
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Moscow police have arrested two Chechens suspected of involvement in the murder of a U.S. investigative journalist who wrote about the volatile region and charted the fortunes of Russia's super rich. But some commentators on Tuesday dismissed the detention of the pair as part of a campaign by authorities to further discredit Chechen militants after a month of bloody attacks linked to separatists.
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Moscow police claim progress in Forbes editor murder
Agence France Presse , 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, Sept 28 (AFP) - Moscow police Tuesday claimed to have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes business magazine.
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Moscow police arrest two Chechens suspected of taking part in murder of American journalist
Associated Press Newswires, 28 September 2004, By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) - Police in Moscow have detained two Chechen men on suspicion they were involved in the killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in the Russian capital, the city police chief said Tuesday. Police seized three guns from the two Chechen men detained overnight, Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin told the Interfax news agency. He added that the two suspects had kidnapped an unidentified person prior to the killing of Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition.
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PAUL KLEBNIKOV'S MURDER SOLVED - MOSCOW POLICE (PART 2).
Interfax News Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Moscow police have detained two people from Chechnya, who are suspected of murdering prominent American journalist and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov . Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin told Interfax that police seized three handguns from the detainees. "One of them, according to a preliminary expert conclusion, might have a relation to Klebnikov's murder," Pronin said.
189 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

Two suspected in connection with Forbes Editor's murder arrested
The Russia Journal (E) , 28 September 2004
MOSCOW - Two men suspected in the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , the Chief Editor of Forbes Russia, have been arrested in Moscow, representatives of the Russian Interior Ministry told RBC. The two men came from the North Caucasus, the representatives said.
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INVESTIGATION INTO KLEBNIKOV'S MURDER CONTINUING.
Interfax News Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office is taking intensive measures to establish the murderers of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov , the Prosecutor General Office's public relations department told Interfax on Tuesday while commenting on reports about the detention of two suspects.
A spokesman for the Prosecutor General's Office said regarding the Moscow Police chief's statement to this effect, that "the murder is being investigated by the Department for Serious Crimes." "Under Article 161 of the Criminal-Procedural Code, no one other than the investigator and the supervising prosecutor has the right to disclose the results of the preliminary investigation from the moment it was started," the spokesman said.
177 words, (c) 2004 Interfax Information Services, B.V.

KLEBNIKOV FAMILY EXPECTS MORE THAN MURDER SUSPECTS' ARREST.
Interfax News Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The elder brother of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov , who was murdered in Russia in July, made it clear on Tuesday that the arrest of two suspect murderers would not satisfy the victim's family before the suspects are proved guilty. Michael Klebnikov, in a telephone call with Interfax, expressed the belief that the murder was a contract killing and indicated that the family would not accept anything less than a thorough investigation and the conviction of those who commissioned the crime.
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Police report murder of Paul Khlebnikov solved.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, September 28 (Itar-Tass) ---- Law enforcement bodies have solved the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , former editor-in-chief of the Russian language edition of the Forbes magazine, Itar-Tass was told by Moscow police on Tuesday. " A special operation to arrest culprits involved in the murder was conducted last night. Two Chechen citizens have been detained," the Moscow Head Interior department said.
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Accomplices in Khlebnikov's murder might give clue to crime.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW, September 28 (Itar-Tass) ---- Law enforcement bodies have solved the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , former editor-in-chief of the Russian language edition of the Forbes magazine, Itar-Tass was told by Moscow police on Tuesday. " A special operation to arrest culprits involved in the murder was conducted last night. Two Chechen citizens have been detained," the Moscow Head Interior department said. The arrest of the two accomplices involved in the murder might throw light on those who had ordered the murder, the source said.
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Police arrest two Chechens suspected of taking part in murder of American journalist
Associated Press Newswires, 28 September 2004, By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) - Two Chechen men suspected of taking part in the murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov have been arrested, police said Tuesday, and one commentator cited his interviews with a rebel leader as a possible motive. Three guns were seized from the men, and preliminary findings indicated that one of the weapons might have been used in the July 9 murder of Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, police chief Vladimir Pronin told the Interfax news agency. He added that the suspects, who were detained overnight, had kidnapped an unidentified person prior to the killing.
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Moscow police arrest 2 Chechens suspected of killing Forbes magazine editor
The Canadian Press, 28 September 2004
MOSCOW (AP) _ Police in Moscow have detained two Chechen men on suspicion of involvement in the killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in the Russian capital, the city police chief said Tuesday. Moscow police Chief Vladimir Pronin told the Interfax news agency the two Chechen men detained overnight were involved in the July 9 murder of Klebnikov, the American editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition.
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