Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, March 11, 2011

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Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, March 11, 2011 - Sputnik International
A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today



In his final public appearance in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden chose to ignore a proposal to scrap visas between his country and Russia and instead stressed how rule of law could attract investors

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


A nervous campaign that saw activists and politicians pelted with farm produce or beaten will culminate Sunday when over 3,000 regional elections will be held across the country, marking the last test of party strength before State Duma elections

(The Moscow Times)


Foreigners coming to Russia for short visits might soon no longer be required to register with authorities. Legislation currently being debated in the State Duma says they only have to register when they stay longer than seven working days

(The Moscow Times)


The Moscow City Court opened hearings into a request by prosecutors to ban the country's leading ultranationalist group, but asked for more proof of its wrongdoing

(The Moscow Times)


Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the head of the Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, dissolved the government of the republic. Experts say the move was primarily aimed at replacing the premier




Nineteen foreigners will become members of a committee of 27 advising President Dmitry Medvedev on how to turn Moscow into a center of international finance. The lineup features top names from Wall Street and the City of London

(The Moscow Times)


MegaFon, Russia's third-largest mobile operator, said its turnover increased by 18.5 percent to 215 billion rubles ($7.6 billion) in 2010

(The Moscow Times, Kommersant)


Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will buy its eight Boeing 777 long-haul airliners for $1.156 billion, at a considerable discount to their catalog prices



Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin speaks in an interview with the Vedomosti newspaper about the current conflict between shareholders of the world's largest nickel miner, Norilsk Nickel



Russia hopes that the United States will help it to secure permission from Georgia on Russia’s long-desired accession to the World Trade Organization

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



Russia and NATO are completing their work on a secret project Standex intended to detect explosives on suicide bombers in crowded places



More than 50 percent of Russians believe that the drugs turnover in the country is the biggest problem for Russia, said Viktor Ivanov, Russia's anti-narcotics chief

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



Russia nearly doubled its number of billionaires this year, producing 101 of the 1,210 world's wealthiest people, compared with 62 last year, Forbes magazine said in its annual world billionaires ranking

(The Moscow Times, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



Prior to its 70th anniversary, the Russian news and information agency RIA Novosti will launch new projects, editor-in-chief Svetlana Mironyuk says in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


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