Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, November 1, 2010

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed demolishing roadside trade kiosks, building additional parking lots and making officials arrive at work one hour earlier.

(Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russian state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom signed an agreement to build the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam as President Dmitry Medvedev wrapped up a two-day visit to the country.

(Moscow Times, Vremya Novostei, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russian counternarcotics agents participated in a NATO-led drug raid that netted $56 million worth of heroin and morphine, but Afghanistan's president complained that he had not been informed in advance of the Russian involvement, and his administration demanded a formal apology.

(Kommersant, Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

BUSINESS

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's former fellow student and businessman Roman Abramovich's girlfriend own large stakes in state-run Channel One.

(Vedomosti)

The presidential administration's control department inspected the system of state purchases and discovered that 20% of the allocated funds had been stolen.

(Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

SOCIETY

No major disruptions marked the first authorized opposition rally at central Moscow's Triumfalnaya Ploshchad on Sunday evening. The rally was attended by at least 800 protesters. Opposition activists who disagreed with the conditions set by the authorities held a separate rally.

(Vremya Novostei, Moscow Times)

New Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin showed his style of governing the city. He fired two of Moscow's district authorities on Saturday.

(Vremya Novostei, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russian antidrug activist Yegor Bychkov, sentenced to 3.5 years for kidnapping a drug addict, gave an interview to a Russian government daily.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

OIL & GAS

The long-awaited signing of Russian-Polish gas agreements on Friday could turn into a new row.

(Vremya Novostei, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

ACCIDENTS

Airborne Troops commander Vladimir Shamanov was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries sustained in a car crash that killed one and injured two other military officials near Tula on Saturday morning.

(Moscow Times, Vremya Novostei, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

For more details on all the news in Russia today, visit our website at http://en.rian.ru.

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