Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul sat down with opposition politicians and civil activists a day after meeting with Russian officials.

(Kommersant, The Moscow Times)

Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov agreed to implement a series of demands put forth by opposition protesters, if he is elected president in the March 4 election.

(The Moscow Times)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Domodedovo Airport may get new owners in February. With them, the government plans to discuss uniting all three airports of the Russian capital.

(Vedomosti)

SOCIETY

The Investigative Department of the Interior Ministry launched another criminal case against former Bank of Moscow president Andrei Borodin and his deputy Dmitry Akulinin.

(Kommersant)

Last month's large anti-government protests were triggered in part by President Dmitry Medvedev's failure to live up to his words, the founder of the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth movement said in a rare interview.

(The Moscow Times)

Prominent journalist Pavel Lobkov has been forced out of state-controlled NTV television after he unsuccessfully tried to broadcast footage about vote-rigging in last month's State Duma elections.

(The Moscow Times)

Official car dealerships see the new procedure for motor vehicles’ technical inspection unprofitable.

(Vedomosti)

The Moscow authorities are completing preparations for a large-scale reconstruction of the capital’s key thoroughfares. City Hall admits that the transport situation in the city will substantially deteriorate.

(Kommersant)

SCIENCE

A Russian state commission investigating the crash of the Phobos-Grunt Mars probe will conduct tests to see whether U.S. radar played a role in the spacecraft's failure, officials announced.

(The Moscow Times, Kommersant)

A special website for those who wish to follow the vote at the March 4 presidential elections in Russia will be available in early February, Communications Minister Igor Shchyogolev said.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

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

 

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