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Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, September 21, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Russia and Kyrgyzstan signed a series of deals on Thursday including an agreement on maintaining Russian military bases in the Central Asian state, following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

A bill stipulating the return of daylight saving time in Russia has been submitted with the Russian parliament’s lower house, the State Duma

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

The government has refused to backtrack on a demand that the U.S. Agency for International Development cease operations in the country by Oct. 1, despite laments from nongovernmental groups and a reported request for an extension from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

(The Moscow Times)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev responded to recent criticism from President Vladimir Putin by saying he did not draft budgets himself when he served as a president.




Russian Railways has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy PSA Peugeot-Citroen's GEFCO logistics holding, after the French carmaker identified the rail monopoly's bid as the most attractive

(The Moscow Times)

Derk Sauer, chairman of Sanoma Independent Media's supervisory board, said Thursday that reports of his departure from Russia's biggest publishing house were "inaccurate" and "premature."

(The Moscow Times)



Law enforcement agents conducted special operations in three republics of Russia’s North Caucasus on Thursday to detect and detain militants. At least four warlords were killed as a result of operation

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

The Belarusian Foreign Ministry refuted U.S. accusations against a Belarus state-owned arms firm suspected of trying to supply munitions to the Syrian government

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



An inquest into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is set to open in 2013, the case’s presiding judge, Sir Robert Owen, said


Georgia’s top police official, Interior Minister Bachana Akhalaia, has resigned. The resignation comes on the third day of protests in Tbilisi over claims that inmates at a facility in Tbilisi, Gldani Prison Number 8, were subjected to torture

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



Prosecutors in several Russian regions have asked internet service providers to block access to an anti-Islamic film that has sparked riots across the Islamic world




An injury-time leveler from Yuto Nagatomo denied Rubin Kazan a famous San Siro win against Inter Milan in their Europa League opener. Nagatomo volleyed home Diego Milito's cross in the 92nd minute to make it 2-2 and share the points with the plucky Russian side



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