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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, September 24, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS

A bill that broadens the legal definition of treason advanced in the State Duma on Friday.

(The Moscow Times, Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev formally established a public television station, but the new channel will only be available on cable and satellite, which have low penetration in Russia.

(The Moscow Times)

 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

A number of Russian companies plan to follow Sberbank's lead and float shares on the market.

(Kommersant)

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom says it needs a differentiated natural resources extraction tax in order to maintain production at acceptable levels.

(Vedomosti, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

 

WORLD

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko derided the political opposition for calling on voters to "gather mushrooms" on Sunday, rather than vote in elections to parliament, where the opposition has no seats and was not expected to win any.

(The Moscow Times)

 

SOCIETY

Gen. Pavel Grachev, who played a crucial role in the pivotal events of the 1990s in Russia, has died at age 64.

(Kommersant)

 

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