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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, February 11, 2013

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today




Moscow's Basmanny court has sanctioned the house arrest of Sergei Udaltsov in response to a request from investigators who suspect the Left Front leader of plotting new mass disorder.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)


Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said Friday that they had agreed to end their dispute over the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia rents from the Central Asian nation.

(The Moscow Times)


Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Russia’s Interior Ministry on Friday, saying 45 percent of crimes in the country are left unsolved.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Agricultural development was the focus of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s to Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




The amount spent on advertising in 2012 reached 297.8 billion rubles ($9.9 billion), up 13 percent from the previous year, according to figures released by the Russian Association of Communication Agencies.

(The Moscow Times)




Russia’s state-controlled Rosneftegaz paid 80 billion rubles to the public purse last year, 30 billion more than predicted.





During her upcoming visit to Moscow US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller intends to propose that Russia further reduce its nuclear arsenal.





Snowstorm Nemo, which hit the United States northeast on Friday evening, was expected to be one of the most powerful storms New York has ever experienced. Over 4,700 flights were cancelled across the United States due to the storm.



Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has called Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and his supporters for talks on Monday regarding “constitutional changes” amid the growing political crisis in the country.





A Moscow court ruled to until July 1 extend the arrest of a former Moscow Region Deputy Prosecutor, Alexander Ignatenko, who was extradited from Poland on Thursday.



Former military intelligence Сolonel Vladimir Kvachkov, once a suspect in an assassination attempt on Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison on charges of planning a coup.

(The Moscow Times)


Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev says that, as an ordinary citizen, he has nothing against the introduction of death penalty in Russia for certain crimes.



Less than a month after the violent death of crime boss Aslan "Gramps Khasan" Usoyan, there is growing evidence that a bloody hunt is on to avenge the killing.

(The Moscow Times)




President Vladimir Putin's spokesman rejected claims on Saturday that the official who was fired after Putin's criticism is a scapegoat for problems at the world's most expensive Olympics.



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