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    Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


    Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a bill allowing top officials to stay in office until they are 70 years old

    (Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)

    UK authorities told the Russian ambassador in London that they decided against introducing visa sanctions under the so-called Magnitsky List


    The country's first popular gubernatorial elections are due next month, but it is clear already that none of the five regions holding them will see political upheaval

    (The Moscow Times)

    Moscow city authorities have rejected the opposition’s application for a “March of Millions” demonstration on September 15


    According to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, his republic’s authorities have evidence that two districts currently part of Ingushetia used to be a part of Chechnya

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Under-fire Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov forwarded to a parliamentary incomes and property committee on Tuesday documents that he said would prove his innocence of charges of illegal business activities



    Russian fertilizer maker PhosAgro and Trust National Bank remained the only bidders for a 20-percent state stake in apatite concentrate maker Apatit

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

    Ukraine has warned it could retaliate for Russia's new recycling fee on the import of cars. The spat is the first disagreement between the two World Trade Organization members after Russia joined the group last month

    (The Moscow Times)

    In an interview with Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily Donald Kendall, the CEO of U.S. consumer foods and drinks giant PepsiCo, say the main problem about the United States is that they hear only negative opinions about Russia

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Ferrero Group, the Italian family-owned chocolate giant, is launching production of Kinder Surprise at its factory in the Vladimir region this month and will introduce its first Russian-themed toys inside the chocolate eggs in January

    (The Moscow Times)

    OIL & GAS

    The European Commission has started an investigation into Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom over concerns that it might be hindering competition in Central and Eastern European gas markets, in breach of EU antitrust rules



    U.S. President Barack Obama believes Washington and Moscow can cooperate on a planned U.S.-led missile shield in Europe, but is determined to move forward with the plans regardless of Russia's stance

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Germany’s largest air carrier Lufthansa had to cancel about 300 flights on Tuesday, including from Berlin to Moscow, as its flight attendants went on strike in the country’s major airports

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


    Vokrug Sveta, Russia's oldest travel magazine, confirmed that a disagreement over authority between the publisher and editors led to the departure of former editor-in-chief Masha Gessen

    (The Moscow Times)

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