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    Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today


    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych paid a visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s residence in the Moscow Region, where they held bilateral talks

    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov dissolved the regional parliament and assumed the powers of the prime minister


    Leonid Razvozzhayev, an ally to Russian opposition figure Sergei Udaltsov, has confessed to organizing mass disorder together with other opposition members, and said the effort was bankrolled by Georgian politician Givi Targamadze

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    A senior Foreign Ministry official harshly criticized United States authorities Monday for alleged human rights abuses while presenting a report on human rights in foreign countries

    (The Moscow Times, Kommersant)

    Some countries are apparently interested in fueling violence in Syria as part of a “geopolitical remapping” of the Middle East, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Well-known opposition figures like anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny and former chess champion Garry Kasparov joined lower-profile personalities like former Kremlin G8 sherpa Andrei Illarionov in a new 45-member "shadow government," according to election results released late Monday

    (The Moscow Times)


    Moscow authorities announced plans to spend 40 billion euros on the development of the transport infrastructure of the Russian capital in the next five years


    Russia has moved up eight positions, to 112th place from 120th, according to Doing Business 2013, an annual report compiled by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

    OIL & GAS

    Russian oil giant Rosneft announced landmark deals on Monday to buy 100 percent of TNK-BP from British oil major BP and the AAR consortium of Russian billionaire shareholders

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant, The Moscow Times)


    Russia’s first Borey class strategic nuclear submarine will be commissioned in 2013, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


    The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, published an article on Monday denying that his health is deteriorating


    Opposition demonstrators in the Lebanese capital Beirut attempted to storm the prime minister's office building on Sunday, demanding his resignation following the death of the country's intelligence agency chief in a car bombing



    Recent efforts by Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu to streamline construction rules and property zoning could bring greater order to Wild West-style real estate development in the Moscow region

    (The Moscow Times)


    Cycling's world governing body stripped American cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, saying the suspected drugs cheat "has no place in cycling."


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