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    Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, October 7, 2011

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    STEVE JOBS’ DEATH

    Steve Jobs, the heart and soul of the computer technologies giant that he co-founded in a garage and then reigned for 14 years, died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at the age of 56, just over a month after deteriorating health forced him to resign from the company

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    If any proof were needed of how ubiquitous the bitten-apple emblem has become in Russia, it came Thursday as mourners laid flowers at Apple stores across the country and President Dmitry Medvedev led the nation in a tribute to company founder Steve Jobs

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    POLITICS

    Russia intends to continue its policy of full support for Abkhazia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with his Abkhaz counterpart Alexander Ankvab in Moscow

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rejected the widely-shared opinion that a new economic crisis is looming, saying the world economy was on the path of recovery

    (Vedomosti, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said he will continue to work with former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin

    (Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)

    The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that it may stop cooperation with the United States on a missile shield in Europe. Moscow gave the warning after the United States and Spain announced an agreement on Wednesday to deploy a number of U.S. Navy cruisers in Spain as part of the nascent missile defense scheme

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    The European Human Rights Convention does not stipulate mandatory exoneration for victims of past crimes, Russia's ombudsman to the European Court of Human Rights Georgy Matyushkin said in a hearing on the Katyn forest massacre of Polish officers by the Soviet Union during World War II

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    An unexpected chill settled over normally warm Russian-German relations on Thursday, when a prominent German analyst was refused entry into Russia for security reasons and the German Foreign Ministry angrily summoned Moscow's envoy in protest

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    The Russian economy has the potential to show some growth, and keep its budget deficit at 4.5 percent of gross domestic product even if Russia faces a new crisis, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said

    (Kommersant)

    The global economy is unlikely to face a new recession, while Russia is better prepared for any global shocks than three years ago, participants in an investment forum said

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    WORLD

    Russia and China should explain to the Syrian people why they vetoed a Security Council resolution, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said

    (Kommersant)

    The investigation into the case of a Russian activist, detained in Moldova on charges of instigating riots, is being deliberately stalled, Russia's ambassador to Chisinau said

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

     

    SOCIETY

    World celebrities went to Chechnya to congratulate the people of Grozny on City Day. A business center was opened in the Chechen capital during the celebrations

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

     

    CULTURE

    Swedish-born poet Tomas Transtromer, 80, has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

     

    SPORTS

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a rule that prevents athletes who have served out lengthy doping bans from competing in the next Olympics

    (Kommersant)

     

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