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    Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, September 07, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


    U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton chose a wrong time for her visit to China. Despite American pressure, Beijing made it clear that it will not change its position on Syria and Iran, will solve territorial disputes with its neighbors without third parties and will not change the yuan rate to please the United States.




    Russia’s Federal Service for Financial Markets and Central Bank may be united to form a financial mega-regulator. The Financial Ministry and a number of other departments have been instructed to work out the possibility.


    Mazda became the first Japanese company to open a production facility in Russia’s Far East. Over 10 billion rubles ($312.3 million) will be invested in the automaker’s joint venture with Russia’s Sollers, the partners said.


    The government is planning a radical reform of Russia’s mail service. Mail operator Russian Post may even be transformed into a joint-stock company.


    A Moscow court has ordered Aeroflot, the country's largest airline, to pay compensation to and to reinstate a pilot who helped 46 other pilots win almost $220,000 from the company for unpaid overtime.

    (The Moscow Times)

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov have summed up the implementation of the 2012 budget. Medvedev was optimistic, but Siluanov said state expenditures should be cut.




    State Duma deputies will check whether Strelka speed cameras on the roads of Moscow and the Moscow Region are used legally. Deputies said the speed measuring technology used in the cameras is flawed, while Strelka manufacturers deny all accusations.


    On the eve of the anniversary of the plane crash that devastated Yaroslavl's Lokomotiv hockey team, investigators have charged an airline official with causing the tragedy.

    (The Moscow Times)

    In his first interview since his May inauguration, President Vladimir Putin joked about female punk band Pussy Riot’s racy name and one member’s scandalous 2008 orgy with art group Voina. He also condemned the band’s church performances as “witches’ sabbaths,” yet denied any involvement in the case.

    (The Moscow Times)

    State power bodies will receive an official corruptness rating, which will in particular be defined by internet users, a high-ranking government source said.



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