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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, November 22, 2012

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, November 22, 2012
09:31 22/11/2012
A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today
Tags: Russian Defense Ministry, World Trade Organization (WTO), State Duma, Anatoly Serdyukov, Hu Jintao, Sergei Shoigu, Vladimir Putin, Adam Osmayev, China, Russia, Ukraine

POLITICS

Ukraine will not extradite Adam Osmayev, accused of plotting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, to Russia as the European Court of Human Rights suspended the extradition process. Ukraine’s Security Service passed Osmayev’s case to a court.

(Kommersant)

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met with outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing to discuss cooperation and potential weapons sales, the first trip by a Russian official to China following a leadership change in the powerful Asian nation.

(The Moscow Times)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Foreign investors injected $6.5 billion into St. Petersburg over the first nine months of 2012 – more than over the entire year 2007.

(Vedomosti)

Amendments to the Russian Administrative Offenses Code toughening punishment for companies deceiving clients have been submitted to the State Duma. Companies may be fined up to 1 million rubles ($32,100) and their employees may be fired. Critics highlighted that this could be open to misuse.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

A scheme to build massive wind farms in Russia's Arctic northwest and sell the electricity to Europe could kick-start the country's renewable energy industry.

(The Moscow Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed three ministries to ensure that discriminatory sanctions be no longer used against Russian companies after the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The Defense Ministry’s sole heating power supplier REU may be recognized bankrupt. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will have to urgently address the problems of the company whose establishment was initiated by Shoigu’s predecessor Anatoly Serdyukov.

(Kommersant)

SOCIETY

On the day that a much-criticized "foreign agent" law came into force, at least four nongovernmental organizations that spearheaded the opposition against it were harassed with graffiti and pickets.

(The Moscow Times)

Over 12 percent of Russian drivers have had their licenses suspended for having very low alcohol content (less than 0.02 percent) in their breath. A bill toughening punishment for drunk driving is being considered by the government.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russia's delegate to the Miss Earth beauty pageant this week made international waves with an essay eviscerating her home country as a "beggar" and a "sinking ship" being bled dry by the greed of a "chosen few."

(The Moscow Times)

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