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Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, December 28, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he plans to sign into law a controversial bill banning US nationals from adopting Russian children.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russian regions should prepare regional investment roadmaps with clear-cut goals to attract investors and boost the county’s flagging economy.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday commanded the Cabinet to make good on his costly campaign promises, in a sign that he may be unhappy about how they are being fulfilled.

(The Moscow Times)

Russian opposition plans mass anti-government rallies in Moscow in mid-January.

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


After years of debate, Mongolia broke ground this spring for a railroad that will haul coal across the Gobi desert to China.

(The Moscow Times)


Russia’s former Defense Minister, who lost his job last month over corruption allegations, has been summoned for questioning, a procedure that no top Russian official has faced in recent years.


Russia will start building two new radar stations in east Siberia's Krasnoyarsk Territory and in the south Siberian Altai Republic in 2013.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russia’s fourth Borey class strategic nuclear submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, will be commissioned on December 30.

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Russia’s top public health official Gennady Onishchenko said the 10-day New Year holidays that begin in Russia on Sunday will be “ten days of hell.”

(Kommersant, The Moscow Times)

President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are likely to swap their armored limousines for helicopters next year, as the city center will be equipped with several landing pads, head of the presidential affairs office Vladimir Kozhin said.

(The Moscow Times)


Representatives of Russia’s Muslim community condemned Thursday’s murder of North Ossetia’s deputy mufti, which has raised worries over the safety of clerics in the North Caucasus.



Evgeni Plushenko overcame a back injury to claim his 10th domestic title at the Russian national championships in Sochi.


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