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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, December 3, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today




President Vladimir Putin promised that Russia's chairmanship of the G20 group of nations, which began on Saturday, will promote measures to stimulate the global economy and create jobs.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


The European Court of Human Rights has asked Russia and Ukraine to provide information about the criminal case against opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev.

(The Moscow Times)


Following the ban on gambling everywhere in Russia except for designated areas, the Russian government is expected to prohibit lotteries as well.



Talk about Vladimir Putin's health resurfaced on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reportedly said he had postponed a visit to Moscow because Putin was feeling unwell.

(The Moscow Times)




Shares in Russian-British oil major TNK-BP jumped 6 percent on Friday after Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said his company plans to keep the brand following its acquisition by Rosneft.





Igor Sechin, CEO of Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft, was elected to its board of directors at a shareholders meeting on Friday.





Although Russian proposals on Internet regulation ahead of Monday's opening of the International Telecommunication Union conference in Dubai have prompted concern from anti-censorship watchdogs around the globe, some local experts do not expect any significant changes to the current US-centric system.

(The Moscow Times, Kommersant)




Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto was sworn in early on Saturday and a ceremonial inauguration followed later in the day.

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Former Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor won in the second and final round of the presidential election on Sunday to lead the country for the next five years.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Georgian investigators questioned former prime minister Vano Merabishvili on Saturday over his attempt to cross the state border with a forged passport.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




A gigantic traffic jam on the snowbound main highway linking Moscow and St. Petersburg that began on Friday was still 34 miles long early in the evening on Sunday.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


The founders of the Korkunov premium chocolate boutique that opened in Moscow's AFIMALL City on Sunday hope to transform Russians into chocolate gourmands.

(The Moscow Times)




Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree prohibiting heavy trucks on the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD) between 6:00 a.m. and 10 p.m. starting on March 1, 2013.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)




Mbark Boussoufa scored one goal and set up another as Anzhi Makhachkala underlined their status as Russian Premier League title contenders with a dominating 2-0 win over 10-man CSKA Moscow.



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