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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 06, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said a new local self-government reform may abolish local administrations. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said the initiative is doubtful.


A public spat between Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and his Ingush neighbor Yunus-Bek Yevkurov over their regions’ borders simmered Wednesday, leaving observers guessing how the troubled North Caucasus would weather another territorial dispute.

(The Moscow Times)

Russia’s democratic opposition is making another attempt to unite on the basis of a common political platform.



Russian energy giant Gazprom hit back at the European Commission, a day after Europe's executive body formally opened antitrust proceedings against the gas giant, with a reminder that picking a fight with it means picking a fight with Russia.

(The Moscow Times)

A bill limiting the interest that banks and other creditors may collect has been submitted to the lower house of parliament.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The government plans to set up a company that will have the potential to borrow billions of dollars for the project to relocate federal government offices from downtown Moscow, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s office.

(The Moscow Times)


President Vladimir Putin has made new staff changes to Russian Interior Ministry departments. In particular, he appointed Police Col. Timur Valiulin, known for investigating high-profile cases, as chief of the Interior Ministry’s antiterrorism department.


Moscow’s authorities have chosen companies from France and the United States to work out a development plan for the Russian capital, including its new territories.



The Russian authorities have stopped considering climate policies their internal affair. Under the influence of business organizations, officials decided that Russia will take part in the second period of the Kyoto Protocol, starting in 2013.



The Russian Communications Ministry has proposed introducing a law to allow officials to track the quality of mobile communications.


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