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Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


The Russian Foreign Ministry faces reshuffles: in particular, First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov may become the ambassador to China, and the current ambassador to China, Sergei Razov, reassigned as ambassador to Italy.


Nikita Belykh, the liberal governor of the Kirov Region and a former opposition leader, is facing a new wave of pressure from opponents after 19 regional lawmakers announced their intent to put forward a no-confidence vote against him.

(The Moscow Times)


Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot is unhappy with the quality of its new Russian-made Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft. The airline said in a report that the number of incidents when flight systems failed rose in 2012.


Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov asked for an additional $1.4 billion in farming subsidies this year, as grain prices are growing and World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments are taking effect. Total federal spending on supporting farmers was initially projected at 158 billion rubles ($5.3 million) this year.

(The Moscow Times)

Russia hopes to compensate for the loss of weapons markets by building new ones and expanding the geographic reach of its arms exports, a leading government figure said.

The Russian government plans to establish a big education and sports cluster worth up to 100 billion rubles ($3.3 billion) in the Moscow Region’s town of Domodedovo.


(The Moscow Times)


The Moscow Region’s garbage dumps are full to capacity with the capital’s waste.

(Moskovskiye Novosti)

The heaviest snowfall in a century brought Moscow and the surrounding region to a near standstill and left hundreds of people without power, officials said. And with snowfall set to continue at least until the end of the week, the authorities are bracing for more chaos on the roads.

(The Moscow Times)

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has approved amendments to the country’s Criminal Code to introduce the death penalty for rapists. The decision was made after a number of high-profile sex crimes that shocked India recently. Now the amendments are to be approved by parliament.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


The US authorities plan to build a new Wi-Fi network in the country. Mobile operators say the network could ruin their business as users will make free IP calls. Internet companies say the move could promote innovation.


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