Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, October 27, 2011

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS

Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov is planning to file a lawsuit against the Kremlin over accusations that he allowed an unprecedented spread of corruption in the Russian capital during his term in office. (Izvestia)

The Russian Central Elections Committee on Thursday will begin accrediting international observers for upcoming general elections from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. (Moscow News)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

The first Georgian maker of alcoholic beverages to return to Russian markets after the ban imposed in 2006 could be Saradzhishvili, a producer of premium brandy. (Moscow News)

Imports to Russia dropped by $2.2 billion in September, according to preliminary estimates, which would slow the growth rate to 17.9 percent from 25.5 percent in August. (Kommersant)

Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has accused energy giant Gazprom of a cartel agreement with major producers of industrial large-diameter pipes. (Kommersant, Vedomosti)

Apple could start making its Smart TVs, which would combine all functions of iPod, iPhone and iPad, as early as next year. (Vedomosti)

Russia has approved a $400-million loan to Armenia from the EurAsEC stabilization fund. (Izvestia)

WORLD

Barack Obama leads other 2012 presidential candidates in campaign donations. He has amassed about $90 million from donors - more than all the Republican candidates combined. (Kommersant)

DEFENSE


Washington has invited Russian experts to attend the tests of the future European missile shield as part of its efforts to convince Moscow that the new missile defense network, to be deployed near Russia’s borders, will not threaten Russia’s nuclear deterrent. (Kommersant)

SOCIETY

Moscow’s Park Kultury metro station will not open this year due to delays in repairs. A St. Petersburg-based sub-contractor has failed to deliver the new escalators that will equip the remodeled station. (Moscow News)

Moscow authorities have allocated over 45 million rubles ($1.5 mln) to the development of a project to design a standard two to three-star hotel to be built in Moscow’s outskirts. The city, where the average price of hotel accommodation is the highest in Europe, needs about 85 such “economy” class hotels. (Moscow News)

A Moscow district court has authorized the arrest of prominent Moscow lawyer Vladimir Oreshnikov. Prosecutors accuse Oreshnikov of large-scale fraud, while the lawyer says the case against him has been fabricated by the security services. (Kommersant)

The Moscow government has authorized the so-called Russian March in the outskirts of the capital. Russian nationalists will hold the rally on November 4. (Kommersant)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has approved the creation of a “super-university” at the Skolkovo hi-tech hub being set up near Moscow. Annual tuition at the future university will be $100,000. (Izvestia)


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

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