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    A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

    POLITICS

    Eleven Russian NGOs on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) about the “foreign agents” law.

    (Kommersant)

    A fistfight between Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and several Other Russia activists broke out Wednesday at a memorial service for Other Russia member Alexander Dolmatov, who killed himself last month in a Dutch extradition facility after being refused asylum.

    (The Moscow Times)

    ECONOMY & BUSINESS

    The Russian Transportation Ministry proposes hiring some 200 foreign pilots for Russian airlines, however, this figure would just cover the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot and more pilots could be needed.

    (Vedomosti)

     

    Russia's State Nanotechnology Corporation (Rusnano) head Anatoly Chubais has joined the board of directors of US-based Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., which develops thermonuclear energy technology.

    (Vedomosti)

    Coffee prices are on the rise in the world and experts predict a shortage of coffee by 2021.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    DEFENSE

    Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday that Russia would be interested in starting a long-term military partnership with Brazil, following talks on the sale of Russian air defense systems to the South American country.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    WORLD

    A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on early Thursday, a day after the previous quake of 8.0 magnitude killed at least eight people.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Iran is set to scrap visa entries for citizens of Egypt starting this year.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


    SOCIETY

    Russian housing utilities managing companies will be held responsible for sending consumer bills containing exaggerated sums to be paid.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

    Adoptive parents in France and Britain could find it more difficult to adopt Russian orphans now that parliaments in both countries have approved same-sex marriages, the Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman said.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    ECOLOGY

    Russia's Environment Agency says that over 10 percent of drinking water in Russia does not meet public health standards.

    (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

     

    CRIME

    The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Wednesday that special forces in Dagestan had killed an armed insurgent who organized the Moscow metro bombings that killed 39 people and left more than 80 injured in 2010.

    (The Moscow Times)

     

    SPORTS

    The cost of Zenit football stadium in St. Petersburg exceeded half a billion rubles, while two thirds of the construction work on it remains to be completed.

    (Kommersant)

    The head of the International Olympic Committee's coordination committee Jean-Claude Killy told Russian President Vladimir Putin while visiting the resort on Wednesday that it was difficult to envision that preparations could have come so far - given the fact that the country started construction from scratch.

    (Kommersant)

     

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    coffee, NGO, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Aeroflot, Zenit, Alexander Dolmatov, Sergei Udaltsov, Dmitry Rogozin, Anatoly Chubais, Dagestan, Vladimir Putin
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