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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 06, 2012

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 06, 2012
09:14 06/09/2012
A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today
Tags: Kyoto Protocol, Russian Communications Ministry, Russian Interior Ministry, European Commission, Gazprom, Vladimir Putin, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, Ramzan Kadyrov, Dmitry Kozak, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia

POLITICS

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said a new local self-government reform may abolish local administrations. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said the initiative is doubtful.

(Kommersant)

A public spat between Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and his Ingush neighbor Yunus-Bek Yevkurov over their regions’ borders simmered Wednesday, leaving observers guessing how the troubled North Caucasus would weather another territorial dispute.

(The Moscow Times)

Russia’s democratic opposition is making another attempt to unite on the basis of a common political platform.

(Kommersant)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Russian energy giant Gazprom hit back at the European Commission, a day after Europe's executive body formally opened antitrust proceedings against the gas giant, with a reminder that picking a fight with it means picking a fight with Russia.

(The Moscow Times)

A bill limiting the interest that banks and other creditors may collect has been submitted to the lower house of parliament.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The government plans to set up a company that will have the potential to borrow billions of dollars for the project to relocate federal government offices from downtown Moscow, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s office.

(The Moscow Times)

SOCIETY

President Vladimir Putin has made new staff changes to Russian Interior Ministry departments. In particular, he appointed Police Col. Timur Valiulin, known for investigating high-profile cases, as chief of the Interior Ministry’s antiterrorism department.

(Kommersant)

Moscow’s authorities have chosen companies from France and the United States to work out a development plan for the Russian capital, including its new territories.

(Kommersant)

ENVIRONMENT

The Russian authorities have stopped considering climate policies their internal affair. Under the influence of business organizations, officials decided that Russia will take part in the second period of the Kyoto Protocol, starting in 2013.

(Kommersant)

IT

The Russian Communications Ministry has proposed introducing a law to allow officials to track the quality of mobile communications.

(Vedomosti)

For more details on all the news in Russia today, visit our website at http://en.ria.ru.

 

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