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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 13, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Three members of art collective Pussy Riot convicted over a “punk prayer” at a church should have been given a suspended sentence, not a real jail term, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said


Kremlin critic Gennady Gudkov is widely expected to lose his State Duma seat in a vote on Friday due to evidence that he engaged in unlawful entrepreneurship. Now other deputies are worried that the ruling party may have opened a Pandora’s box.

(The Moscow Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat that Russia will be assisting the inflow of investments to Moldova

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that government officials should keep their money in Russian banks


The Kremlin is considering resuming wine imports from Georgia, Gennady Onishchenko, head of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, said Wednesday

(The Moscow Times)


Russia promised Moldova a 30 percent discount on its natural gas supplies in case the latter walks out of an energy agreement with the European Union



U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed on Tuesday after the U.S. Consulate in Libya’s Benghazi was attacked by an armed mob


The image of four Russian warships was mistakenly projected onto a giant screen at the Democratic National Convention on September 6 during a tribute to U.S. veterans by a retired admiral.



Apple Inc. introduced on Wednesday the newest addition to its popular iPhone family, featuring a larger display and support of higher-speed LTE networks

(Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


According to the Education at a Glance 2012 report drafted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Russia is at the top of the world’s most educated countries



The twin-engine Antonov An-28 passenger aircraft with 14 people on board crashed in Russia’s Far Eastern Peninsula killing 10 and injuring four people


An electrical glitch severed power supply to Sheremetyevo Airport for almost four hours Wednesday, causing 30 flights to be delayed.

(The Moscow Times)


A Moscow magistrate court suspended the driver’s license of an Orthodox priest, who had caused a road accident and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test


Police in the Pirmorye region have opened a criminal case after seizing the skins of eight endangered Amur tigers

(The Moscow Times)

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