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    Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, January 25, 2013

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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

    The opposition party A Just Russia threatened on Thursday to expel two lawmakers from its ranks unless they cut ties with political movements involved in protests against the rule of President Vladimir Putin.

    (Vedomosti)

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with his Georgian colleague Bidzina Ivanishvili on the sidelines of the World Economic forum in Davos to “shake hands.”

    (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

     

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    The plan to mass-produce a Russian luxury car has elicited little, if any, enthusiasm from the companies that are supposed to be hard at work to make it happen.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    DEFENSE

    Police have uncovered the embezzlement of hundreds of millions of rubles of state funds from Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), the Interior Ministry said.

    (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    A senior official on the government's defense industry commission, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, has called on industry executives to shop for promising technologies in the West, taking advantage of those countries' economic difficulties.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    WORLD

    A cocktail-party chat that lasted only minutes has triggered hopes that Russia’s troubled relations with Georgia might be headed for substantial recover.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    SOCIETY

    According to a survey conducted by Levada-Center pollster every fourth Russian favors the Magnitsky Act, passed by the US Congress last year.

    (Vedomosti)

    Moscow authorities plan to further hike fines for parking violations in the Russian capital starting this spring.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    CRIME

    Russian security forces have killed two key militant leaders in Chechnya. The two men, brothers Hussein and Muslim Gakayev, were killed along with ten other militants during a special operation in the mountainous southeastern region of Vedeno.

    (Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

    A State Duma deputy's assistant and local lawmaker who battled development in Moscow region forestland is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the chest by an unidentified assailant near her home in the village of Zelyony on Wednesday night.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    IT

    Russian on-line retailers announced January 28 as a day for huge sales in an action similar to similar sales held each year by US online stores.

    (Vedomosti)

    The Russian Foreign Ministry is setting up a department to deal with information protection.

    (Kommersant)

     

    SPORTS

    Evgeny Plushenko has withdrawn from the European figure skating championships in Zagreb after finishing sixth in the short program on Thursday. Plushenko, 30, fell on an early triple axel in a ragged routine that killed his chances of an eighth European title.

    (Kommersant)

     

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

     

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    Vladimir Putin, Magnitsky Act, Davos World Economic Forum, Levada Center, A Just Russia, Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Interior Ministry, State Duma, Evgeny Plushenko, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Dmitry Rogozin, Dmitry Medvedev, Chechnya, Georgia
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