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    Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, October 22, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will visit Moscow on Monday. The Kremlin hinted that it is ready to discuss a new full-scale treaty on the expansion of gas cooperation. However, no gas documents are expected to be signed today.


    United Russia deputy Alexei Knyshov, suspected of being involved in entrepreneurial activity incompatible with the status of a deputy, gave up his State Duma mandate even before a relevant check into whether his activity was legal has been completed.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


    Russian state oil company Rosneft has persuaded BP directors to sell their 50-percent stake in TNK-BP. If the second 50-percent stake in TNK-BP is sold to Rosneft, Rosneft will become the world’s No. 1 oil producer.


    Russia’s Economic Development Ministry blamed the Central Bank’s monetary tightening policy implemented in September for the economic slowdown seen last month.

    (The Moscow Times)

    Russia’s largest pay television operator Tricolor TV connected a record 750,000 subscribers in the third quarter of 2012.



    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces have held drills.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


    Russians are convinced that business, media, parliament and courts depend on the authorities. There is no separation of powers in Russia, according to a Levada Center poll.


    Tourist police will be established in the North Caucasus.



    Nearly 60,000 opposition supporters cast online votes for a “shadow government” amid a weekend of hacker attacks that opposition leaders blamed on the authorities.

    (The Moscow Times)


    Environmentalists welcome the creation of a new nature reserve for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East as a key step toward preserving the species. The Sredneussuriissky Nature Reserve connects two existing protected areas, creating a corridor between tiger populations on either side of the Russia-China border.

    (The Moscow Times)

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