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    Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, November 9, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

    Andrei Vorobyov, a member of the United Russia ruling party, was appointed as acting governor of the Moscow Region replacing Sergei Shoigu, who has been appointed defense minister

    (Kommersant)

    Governors of Russia's regions will be rating the work of their local administrations, looking at locals' complaints on administration websites

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    A prominent State Duma lawmaker who acted as an observer during the US election lambasted the vote as “systemically unfair” and riddled with organizational shortcomings

    (The Moscow Times)

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    MegaFon, one of Russia's three largest mobile phone operators, posted a third-quarter net profit of 14.9 billion rubles ($476 million) to US GAAP, up 19.6 percent year-on-year

    (Vedomosti)

    Dozens of domestic automakers may have to pay the new car salvage fee at the same rate as importers after missing a deadline to submit their own recycling plans

    (The Moscow Times)

    OIL & GAS

    Russian energy giant Gazprom may lose its domestic clients as forty percent of the company’s long-term contracts with Russian clients expire next year

    (Vedomosti)

    Persistently high global oil prices helped Russia increase its foreign trade surplus by 5 percent in January-September 2012 year-on-year to $159.9 billion, according to data published by the Federal Customs Service

    (Kommersant)

    DEFENSE

    Sergei Shoigu, who was recently appointed Russia's defense minister by President Vladimir Putin, is putting together his own team in the ministry

    (Kommersant)

    WORLD

    One day after Americans elected US President Barack Obama to a second term, international monitors observing the election said Wednesday that the US electoral process “enjoys broad public confidence” but that “real concerns” remain concerning voters’ rights and the transparency of campaign financing

    (Kommersant)

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said problems related to his country’s nuclear program must be discussed directly with the United States

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Ukraine may soon face the issue of holding early elections both at the parliamentary and the presidential levels

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    SOCIETY

    Almaty blooms as oasis of luxury on Silk Road. A Friday-night traffic jam consisting of bumper-to-bumper German luxury cars and only one scratched-up Lada - with a hood that didn't fully close - exemplifies the startling economic growth of this former Silk Road stopping point

    (The Moscow Times)

    For more details on all the news in Russia today, visit our website at www.en.rian

     

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