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Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
08:27 17/10/2012
Wednesday, October 17 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: State Duma, Vladimir Putin, Fabio Capello, Anna Politkovskaya, Sergei Magnitsky, Alexander Knyshov, Dmitry Medvedev, Hillary Clinton, United States, Russia




Registration of the All-Russia People's Front, a political coalition launched by President Vladimir Putin, has been postponed till next year



Russian police and interior troops have killed more than 300 militants in North Caucasus in the past few months, President Vladimir Putin said

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




In a bid to foster competition, Russia may for the first time give foreign low-cost airlines access to domestic routes



Weak investor demand has forced Promsvyazbank to abandon an initial public offering in London and Moscow despite the success of state-owned Sberbank’s listing just weeks earlier

(The Moscow Times)


In a move that surprised Wall Street, the chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Vikram Pandit, resigned Tuesday, just one day after America’s third largest bank posted unexpectedly strong quarterly earnings



Wireless Internet provider Skartel is reportedly preparing to open its network to more operators, increasing its market clout

(The Moscow Times)




India is paring back by one-third its order for a fifth-generation stealth fighter being developed jointly with Russia

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


The Avrora, a legendary naval cruiser that played a symbolic role in the Bolshevik coup of 1917, was officially retired from military service Tuesday

(The Moscow Times)




US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making it clear that she thinks she – and not the White House – is responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans





Privately owned cemeteries for rich clients may emerge in Russia in the course of the next three or four years

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared “war on smoking” Tuesday and promised a British-style smoking ban in the highest-profile attack by a government official on the tobacco industry to date

(The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




Alexander Knyshov’s days as a State Duma deputy may be numbered. The Investigative Committee is about to submit evidence to the State Duma showing that the United Russia deputy has broken the law prohibiting members of Parliament from earning an income from any activities other than teaching or research

(Kommersant, The Moscow Times)


Hermitage Capital attorney Sergei Magnitsky could have mutilated himself during detention, a former Matrosskaya Tishina Prison doctor told a Moscow court, referring to Magnitsky's erratic behavior at a medical checkup

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


A preliminary investigation into the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been completed, Russia’s Investigative Committee said





Russia scraped a 1-0 home win Tuesday over Azerbaijan as Fabio Capello's side maintained their perfect start to World Cup 2014 qualification



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