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    Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

     

    Agora human rights organization wrote a letter to Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov asking him to explain certain provisions of the recently introduced law on non-governmental organizations with foreign support

    (Kommersant)

     

    The ruling United Russia party confirmed on Monday it was ready to vote to expel opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov from parliament over charges of illegal business activity, a move slammed as political revenge by the outspoken Kremlin critic

    (Kommersant)

     

    Russia's humanities presence in the world does not reflect its capabilities, Moscow should use the experience of such major players as French-speaking countries, the Goethe-Institute and the Confucius Institute, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

     

    State-owned banking giant VTB will play a key role in financing Otkritie's buyout of Nomos-Bank, creating Russia's second biggest private bank

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    OIL & GAS

     

    Russia plans to compensate the lack of its natural gas exports by increasing gas supplies to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

     

    CONSTRUCTION

     

    Trucks will move almost as much earth for an electricity supply project in the Moscow Region as was excavated to build the Suez Canal

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    SOCIETY

     

    NTV has rehired star television reporter Andrei Loshak, known for his objective coverage on the network, to host a "mockumentary" series that plays on conspiracy theories and gets great ratings

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    One of the key issues in the work of Russia’s international humanities cooperation agency Rossotrudnichestvo should be the improvement of the country's image, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said

    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    The Russian Health Ministry introduced a bill to the parliament introducing new tobacco regulations, which could ban sales of snuff and chewing tobacco in Russia

    (Vedomosti)

     

    Sunday's epic Battle of Borodino reenactment triggered an equally epic traffic jam as an estimated 180,000 visitors snarled local roads and highways on their way out of town

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    SCIENCE

     

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Vladimir Nesterov as general director of the Khrunichev Space Center

    (Kommersant)

     

    SPORTS

     

    The newly elected Russian FA president, Nikolai Tolstykh, has vowed to investigate purported massive debts in the organization run up by the previous administration

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

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

     

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