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    Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, October 15, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

     

    POLITICS

     

    United Russia leader and Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated his party on performing better during the gubernatorial election on Sunday than it did in December’s parliamentary elections. The turnout at the election was low

    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)

    Exit polls published by state-run pollster VTsIOM indicated that acting mayor, Oleg Shakhov, who is backed by the ruling United Russia party, would take around 44 percent of the vote in the election for the head of the sizeable Moscow suburb of Khimki

    (Kommersant, The Moscow Times)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed resolution of the Syrian conflict, relations between Moscow and Ankara and other key international issues with EU member states’ foreign ministers in Luxembourg

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Russia and India celebrate the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin gives an interview about the two countries' relations today

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    Capital flight remains a serious problem for Russia's economy - increasing in the three quarters of 2012 on the figures for the same period in the previous year

    (Vedomosti)

     

    OIL & GAS

     

    Rosneft is looking to build a $700 million oil-product pipeline from Mozambique to Zimbabwe in an effort to expand its international business

    (The Moscow Times)

     

     

    WORLD

     

    The Syrian Foreign Ministry announced it had closed the country’s airspace to all Turkish civilian aircraft

    (Kommersant)

    Ex-Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s son Maxim has been arrested in London

    (Kommersant)

     

    SOCIETY

     

    Austrian Felix Baumgartner completed a record-breaking skydive, jumping from a helium balloon 39 kilometers above the Earth

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Russian human rights activists expressed dismay at the news that the EU will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

    (The Moscow Times)

    Russian laws on migrant workers tighten; but the number of immigrants increases

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

     

    MOSCOW

     

    Mayor Sergei Sobyanin spoke out against the construction of a large number of mosques for the city's booming Muslim population as many worshippers are not Muscovites

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    SPORTS

     

    Russia neutralized Cristiano Ronaldo's attacking threat in their 1-0 win over Portugal on Friday, Russia coach Fabio Capello said

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

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

     

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