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Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares for his first official meeting this year with leaders of Russian political parties on Wednesday.

(Kommersant)

The Russian State Duma considers a bill that would allow officials to confiscate land from private owners with just seven days’ notice in Russian cities due to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the future construction of facilities intended for the soccer tournament.

(Kommersant)

 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

An interview with Nikolai Zelensky, the director general of the London-listed Russian gold miner Nordgold, on the role of gold on the global market.

(Kommersant)

Alexei Kudrin is one of few people who can stand up to Vladimir Putin, but even Russia's former finance minister failed to persuade the president his economy's problems lie at home, not abroad.

(The Moscow Times)

 

CONSTRUCTION

The government is cutting red tape in the construction sector in an effort to attract foreign investors to domestic road construction projects.

(The Moscow Times)

 

DEFENSE

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised on Monday the results of the recent surprise military drills as a good way to keep the armed forces in good shape and vowed to continue similar practice in the future.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

WORLD

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to urge President Vladimir Putin to nix planned deliveries of sophisticated ground-to-air missile systems to the government of war-torn Syria during a meeting in Russia on Tuesday.

(The Moscow Times)

 

SOCIETY

The Russian Justice Ministry said on Monday it had launched an administrative case against a regional office of Russia's Golos Association, an independent election monitoring NGO, for failing to register as a "foreign agent."

(Kommersant)

 

CRIME

Ali Taziyev, a former police officer who allegedly switched sides and joined North Caucasus militants to become one of their leaders, is on trial in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

(Kommersant)

Two alleged Russian nationalists suspected of involvement in a number of high-profile murders, including the audacious 2009 shooting of a human rights lawyer in downtown Moscow, have been detained in Serbia and Ukraine.

(Kommersant)


SPORTS

Eight different Russians netted goals on an economical 18 shots as the top-scoring team at the 2013-IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championship trounced Austria 8-4 in Helsinki on Monday.

(Kommersant)

Former National Hockey League (NHL) head coach Mike Keenan has signed a two-year contract to lead the Russian ice hockey club Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

(Kommersant)

 

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