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    Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and discussed joint energy projects as well as ways to expand investment cooperation between the two countries

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



    In the biggest international car recall since 1996, Toyota announced on Wednesday it is recalling 7.4 million vehicles after discovering faulty window switches in 12 different models could pose a fire hazard


    U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Wednesday urged American businesses to propose ways of improving trade with Russia for the next Obama administration to pursue

    (The Moscow Times)

    British exports to Russia have grown by 80 percent in the last two years

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



    The United States has secretly set up a special military force in Jordan to help the country cope with an influx of refugees from Syria, prepare in case Syria loses control of its chemical weapons and be ready for the possibility that the conflict there could spill over Syria’s borders

    (Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



    No Homosexuals Allowed in Entrepreneurship Program. That's one of the five criteria for applicants to the "Academy for Entrepreneurship," a program for aspiring business leaders organized by outdoor-goods retailer Expedition

    (The Moscow Times)

    Most Russians approved of President Vladimir Putin’s criticism of the Education, Regional Development and Labor Ministers last month, a survey by the state-run pollster VTsIOM said


    The Foreign Ministry has weighed in on a subject not typically within its purview: the naming of a subway station in St Petersburg

    (The Moscow Times)



    Twenty-four people have been arrested in raids after Zenit St. Petersburg football fans beat up supporters of rivals Anzhi and attacked a bus

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



    A Moscow court freed Pussy Riot member Ekaterina Samutsevich at an appeal hearing on Wednesday, but ruled two other women in the anti-Putin punk group must serve out their two-year sentences


    The Russian Interior Ministry is drafting amendments to a law aimed at combating counterfeit products in Russia

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




    The 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for their study of smart receptors on cell surfaces

    (Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)



    Carlsberg Group, the nation's largest beer producer with its Baltika brand, plans to invest a billion rubles ($32 million) in environmental protection and conservation in Russia over the next five years

    (The Moscow Times)


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