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    Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today



    President Vladimir Putin’s participation in the forthcoming Russia-EU summit seems unlikely to bring any changes to the mooted visa-free regime between Russia and the European Union, according to experts.



    The lower house of the Russian parliament is likely to endorse an amendment banning the adoption of Russian children into US families.

    (Kommersant, The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls a US school shooting a "horrifying tragedy" and says he opposes public ownership of firearms.

    (The Moscow Times)


    A group of prominent Russian rights advocates and experts unveiled a new independent human rights organization Monday, intended to lobby Western governments to introduce more sanctions against Russian officials implicated in rights abuses.



    Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych in Moscow on Tuesday.

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)




    Norilsk Nickel’s board has elected billionaire Vladimir Potanin as its new CEO in a deal expected to put an end to a long-standing feud between the company’s core shareholders.



    Cyprus needs from 200 to 300 million euros ($250-400 million) in short-term loans to avert a default, Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary Christos Patsalides said.



    The real size of capital outflow last year was actually half as much as reported, and only reached about $40 billion, with the figure having no correlation to the investment climate, according to a survey.

    (The Moscow Times)




    Russia’s overseas arms sales exceeded $14 billion this year, outperforming forecasts by more than $500 million, President Vladimir Putin said.

    (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




    Less than two weeks after inheriting the title of the world’s oldest living human being, 115-year-old Dina Manfredini, who was living in an Iowa nursing home died Monday morning.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




    Orenburg residents have prepared a 1,841-kilogram Olivier salad - the heaviest on record - at an event to mark the salad's 150th anniversary.

    (The Moscow Times)


    A total of 93 people have been detained in China for spreading doomsday rumors.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




    Moscow's real estate market continued its steady recovery to pre-crisis levels in 2012 as developers rushed to start projects beyond the Moscow Ring Road and took advantage of the city's efforts to speed up the process for getting construction permits.

    (The Moscow Times)


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