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    Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

    President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Financial Times that he wants to run for re-election next year but it is difficult to imagine a situation in which he and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would both be on the ballot
    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov said political parties and other nonprofit organizations should not be required to register with his ministry, only to notify it of their existence
    (The Moscow Times)

    A European Commission delegation will visit Moscow in the coming days to negotiate the lifting of Russia's ban on EU vegetables
    (The Moscow Times)

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    Russian energy giant Gazprom has raised its forecast on 2011 revenues from gas exports to Europe to $60 billion from $53-55 billion on strong performance in the first five months of the year
    (Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    ENERGY

    International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano suggested conducting safety checks on every 10th nuclear power plant in the world in the next three years
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    WORLD

    The trial in the case involving former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the 10-year contract with Russian energy giant Gazprom on the supply of Russian gas to Ukraine at international prices begins in Kiev on Friday
    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    Confusion over Abkhazia's ties with Vanuatu reached new heights Monday when reports from the Pacific island nation said a new government had withdrawn an earlier recognition of the breakaway Georgian republic's independence
    (The Moscow Times)

    REAL ESTATE

    The average price for real estate in Moscow has been estimated at more than $5,000 a square meter. Although house prices are decreasing in Russia’s regions, prices in the Russian capital continue to rise
    (Vedomosti)

    RULE OF LAW

    Russia's Investigative Committee rejected a request to open criminal proceedings against the Moscow Khamovnichesky Court judge who sentenced Mikhail Khodorkovsky to a second term in jail in December
    (Kommersant)

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky's request to be released on parole has been returned to the Moscow pre-trial detention center where the jailed tycoon was held during his second trial last year. Khodorkovsky's lawyers said the move by the capital’s Preobrazhensky Court amounted to bureaucratic subterfuge. 
    (Kommersant)

    CRIME

    Shamil Payzullayev, known as "Abdusalam," was killed in an apartment in Reduktorniy village near the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala when he tried to put up armed resistance after being surrounded by police. He was involved in numerous terrorism activities and planned a terrorist attack on the Red Square in Moscow.
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    SPORTS

    Zinetula Bilyaletdinov has been approved as the head coach of the Russian national ice hockey team
    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

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