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Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Russia's Far East and Siberian regions need a special tax regime in order to catch up with the rest of the country, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Following the expulsion of opposition Deputy Gennady Gudkov from the State Duma for unlawful entrepreneurship, parliament will investigate other reports of lawmakers engaging in illegal business activities, regardless of their political affiliation

(The Moscow Times)

The Prosecutor General’s Office has declared the film Innocence of Muslims extremist and will seek a court ruling to ban the controversial video in Russia



The creator of the MMM financial pyramids, Sergei Mavrodi, has created a political party with the bizarre and grandiose goal of causing a "world financial apocalypse."

(The Moscow Times)



Russia's Central Bank announced the long-awaited sale of a 7.58 percent stake in the nation's largest lender Sberbank in a secondary public offering, in a deal which could be worth around $5 billion

(Vedomosti, Kommersant, The Moscow Times)

Insurance companies in Russia analyzed which regions in the country experience more traffic accidents. Moscow and the Moscow region topped the list with the highest number of registered traffic accidents

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Even customs officers received praise Monday when foreign investors heaped accolades on the Elabuga special economic zone

(The Moscow Times)



The Ukrainian authorities say talks with Russia on natural gas supplies will reach a peak with the beginning of the winter heating season

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at a military training range in southern Russia to oversee the Caucasus-2012 strategic command-and-staff exercises

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



Dmitry Lopatkin, a prosecutor in Russia’s southern city of Krasnodar, was killed in a traffic accident

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



U.S. President Barack Obama filed a broad complaint against China with the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing the world’s largest automobile producer of $1 billion in illegal subsidies for exports of cars and car parts

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



An interview with Russian chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko about the situation on the world tourism market

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



The Russian Orthodox Church is prevailing in a dispute over its free use of government land on which its buildings are located, potentially avoiding a giant rent bill

(The Moscow Times)


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