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What the Russian papers say

Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, February 4, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, February 4, 2013
08:53 04/02/2013
A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today
Tags: secularism, Zenit-3SL, Sochi Olympics, Red Wings, Russian Orthodox Church, Joe Biden, Sergei Lavrov, Serzh Sargsyan, Alexander Lebedev, Dmitry Medvedev, Mohamed Morsi, Patriarch Kirill, Vladimir Putin, Armenia, Dagestan, Volgograd, Pacific Ocean

POLITICS

 

US Vice President Joe Biden told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday that Washington and Moscow should continue cooperation in various spheres despite their differences on some issues.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

 

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan gave Kommersant an interview about his country's foreign policy priorities.

(Kommersant)

 

The new leadership of the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan should be well balanced in its ethnic makeup, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

(Rossiskaya Gazeta)

 

The Italian Embassy held a ceremony Friday to recognize Vladimir Region Governor Nikolai Vinogradov for his contributions to the development of Russian-Italian ties and Italian investment projects in the region.

(The Moscow Times)

 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

 

Russian owners of premium-class plastic bank cards may be at risk of owing the government 13 percent tax on services and goods.

(Vedomosti)

 

The country's aviation watchdog revoked the license of Red Wings Airlines, controlled by billionaire Alexander Lebedev, weeks after one of its Russian-made jets crashed.

(The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Kommersant)

 

OIL & GAS

 

January’s stable prices on car fuel in Russia might see a hike in February.

(Kommersant)

 

DEFENSE

 

Brazil’s Defense Ministry intends to discuss purchasing air defense systems from Russia during talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev later this month.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

 

WORLD

 

Egypt's key opposition bloc has backed calls for President Mohamed Morsi to resign amid continuing protests across the country after Friday’s clashes in the capital Cairo left one person dead and dozens injured.

(Kommersant)

 

SOCIETY

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Volgograd on Saturday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 200-day battle of Stalingrad.

(Kommersant)

 

Members of the Kremlin's human rights council believe that police, not activists, instigated violence at a May opposition protest, a council member said.

(The Moscow Times)

 

RELIGION

 

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Saturday lamented the high volume of anti-church activity online and said that the Russian Orthodox Church should maintain a presence in social networks to ensure people have access to the truth.

(Kommersant)

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that, though he supported a secular state in Russia, society should avoid a “vulgar and primitive interpretation” of secularism.

(Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

 

SPACE

 

A Zenit-3SL rocket carrying an Intelsat-27 (IS-27) telecoms satellite crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after launch on Friday, following emergency engine shutdown.

(Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

 

SPORTS

 

One year before they kick off, the Sochi Winter Olympics have already bagged a world record: they will go down as the most expensive games in history.

(The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant)

 

For more details on all the news in Russia today, visit our website at www.en.rian.ru

 

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