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    Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, December 16, 2011

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections “means nothing.”
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answered 88 questions during his annual live Q&A session, which lasted for more than four and a half hours on Thursday
    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed to bring back governor elections which he abolished in 2004
    (Kommersant)

    Vladislav Surkov, a Russian first deputy head of the presidential administration, has been appointed as the acting chief of the Kremlin staff
    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has pledged to release former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky if he is elected president next March
    (Rossiskaya Gazeta)

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    As Russia awaits the World Trade Organization's final approval in Geneva on Friday, compliance with obligations to make government procurement more transparent is under way
    (The Moscow Times)

    Filling up a gas tank in Moscow, St. Petersburg and many other places now costs 1 percent to 2 percent less, as LUKoil and TNK-BP have reduced prices, citing the competitive environment
    (The Moscow Times)

    WORLD

    The U.S. Congress has prohibited President Barack Obama to pass on classified information to Russia
    (Kommersant)

    A court in Paris has found French ex-president Jacques Chirac guilty of misappropriation of public funds and abuse of public confidence
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    DEFENSE

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday, after which a number of documents will be signed, including on supply of additional kits to assemble Russian fighters under license in India. Under a new protocol to the 2000 intergovernmental agreement, Russia will supply kits to assemble 42 Su-30MKI Flanker multirole fighters for the Indian Air Force.
    (Kommersant)

    An interview with Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov about deployment of U.S. missile shield elements in Poland
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    SOCIETY

    Becoming one of the many taxi drivers with a Ph.D. was not what Sergei Kravchenko wanted to do 20 years ago. Today he is in charge of Boeing's largest operation outside the United States
    (The Moscow Times)

    SPORTS

    Russian basketball club CSKA has defeated Greek club Panathinaikos taking a 9th consecutive victory in the European League this season
    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

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