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

Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, March 4, 2013
09:38 04/03/2013
Tags: adoption, Moscow City Hall, Russian Central Bank, World Trade Organization (WTO), Bank of Moscow, Maxim Kuzmin, Pavel Astakhov, Viktor Yanukovych, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine

POLITICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych will return to gas talks. Yanukovych is ready to try to chart a course toward integration with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan should Moscow agree to sell gas to Kiev at a discount.

(Vedomosti)

Thousands of people hit Moscow’s streets Saturday for the first major political marches in nearly two months. The larger rally consisted of pro-Kremlin demonstrators supporting the Russian ban on US child adoptions, and a smaller gathering slammed rising utility prices and low pensions and student stipends.

(The Moscow Times)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Russian producers of naturally fermented low-alcohol drinks such as cider and mead can now breathe a sigh of relief: licensing requirements for their beverages were canceled from March 1.

(Vechernyaya Moskva)

Moscow’s government is holding its first roadshow to try to prompt international investors to inject funds into the city’s projects. City Hall and Bank of Moscow representatives have already visited London, Frankfurt, Singapore and Tokyo and are expected to travel to New York and Boston in late March.

(Kommersant)

The lack of coordination between Russian watchdogs and the opening of trade borders that followed Russia’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) last summer have led to a situation when dangerous agricultural products are flooding the Russian market.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The Russian Interior Ministry vowed to press ahead with the extradition of Andrei Borodin, the former head of Bank of Moscow, after Britain decided to grant him political asylum, raising fears that chilly relations between the two countries could worsen.

(The Moscow Times)

Investigators and the Central Bank have discovered mass falsifications in financial reporting of Dagestan banks.

(Kommersant)

SOCIETY

Russian children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said he had accused a US adoptive mother of Russian boy Maxim Kuzmin (Max Shatto) of beating him to death based on reports he had received from a US social service.

(Moskovskiye Novosti)

Three out of 18 members of Russia’s Constitutional Court accused the lower house of the country’s parliament, the State Duma, of violating the Constitution and spoke for cancelation of bans and sanctions contained in the controversial law on rallies adopted in June.

(Kommersant)

The ban on heavy trucks on the Moscow Ring Road during the day has not prompted truck drivers to use the special parking lots set up by city authorities for them to wait at, a municipal official said.

(The Moscow Times)

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