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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, October 4, 2012

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, October 4, 2012
09:52 04/10/2012
MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: UNICEF, Georgian Dream, Russian Central Bank, VTsIOM, Sberbank, Gazprom, Christopher Stevens, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Hina Rabbani Khar, Sergei Lavrov, Mikheil Saakashvili, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Benghazi, Afghanistan, United States, Libya, France, Paris, Georgia, Russia

POLITICS

Georgian opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose Georgian Dream party won the parliamentary elections there on Monday, denied he had demanded early presidential elections and said he is preparing for talks with President Mikheil Saakashvili and the government in preparation for his transition to power later this year.

(Vedomosti)

Lavrov arrived in Islamabad upon an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar where he is expected to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation as well as the developing situation in Afghanistan.

(Kommersant)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a law introducing a single voting day for regional and federal elections, a measure that opposition politicians said was illegal and would benefit the ruling party

(The Moscow Times)

Most of the Russians (76 percent) see no difference between the rule of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in the capacity of a prime minister, according to a survey conducted by VTSIOM pollster.

(Kommersant)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

The Moscow City Hall hopes that part of the tax levied on the Central Bank's $5.2 billion income from selling a 7.6 percent stake in Sberbank will go to replenish the city budget

(The Moscow Times)

OIL & GAS

Lithuania claims it overpaid Russian energy giant Gazprom over 1.5 billion euros for natural gas deliveries

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

DEFENSE

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tested firearms at a shooting range near Moscow.

(Kommmersant)

The United States government is compiling preliminary information about possible militant targets in Libya suspected in the attack last month on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans

(Kommersant)

WORLD

At least 12 people, including nine police, were injured on Wednesday during a protest rally in Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek

(Kommersant)

Femen, the Ukrainian feminist group whose members protest by exposing their breasts, has opened a new global headquarters and "boot camp" in a largely Muslim area of Paris

(The Moscow Times)

SOCIETY

UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency, is cutting back its presence on the ground in Russia and might even exit the country, a development experts described as a significant blow to children's welfare

(The Moscow Times)

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