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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, September 3, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Russia would like other countries to have an unbiased attitude toward it, said Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of Russia’s international humanitarian cooperation agency Rossotrudnichestvo.


Russian President Vladimir Putin used the 200th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic Wars to call for unity and patriotism, while tens of thousands of spectators flocked to the Borodino battlefield near Moscow for an enormous, rain-soaked reenactment.

(The Moscow Times)

Opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov from the A Just Russia party may be deprived of his State Duma mandate. Russia's Investigative Committee accuses Gudkov of engaging in business activities while serving his term, which is forbidden by Russian law.


Armenia broke off diplomatic ties with Hungary after an Azeri military officer sentenced to life in prison for killing an Armenian officer was sent back to his homeland and, despite assurances, immediately pardoned and freed.

(The Moscow Times)


The authorities have found a way to ensure that the investment climate improves: the Kremlin plans to lay responsibility for the establishment of favorable conditions for business on regional governors and heads of federal agencies.



Billionaire Roman Abramovich won a $5.6-billion legal battle with former mentor Boris Berezovsky in a London court ruling that delighted the Kremlin.

(Kommersant, The Moscow Times)

Prices for cars assembled outside Russia will grow due to the new disposal tax.



Russia needs a "leap forward" to rejuvenate its sprawling defense industry, President Vladimir Putin said.

(The Moscow Times)


Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin may be fired by the end of September following a series of space industry failures. The decision may be made after a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which will take place on September 10.



Moscow celebrated its 865th anniversary during the past weekend. The ceremony to launch the celebrations was held in downtown Red Square. It was watched by President Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Russian capital’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

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