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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, March 7, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, March 7, 2013
09:46 07/03/2013
Tags: VimpelCom, Defense Ministry, Pavel Dmitrichenko, Sergei Filin, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Hugo Chavez, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Urals, Syria

POLITICS

Venezuela without Hugo Chavez: How will the country maintain its position on the world arena, and particularly relations with Russia, after the death of its leader?

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

Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has denied media speculation that he will visit Moscow soon in an attempt to speed up the restoration of bilateral ties.

(Kommersant)

 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

 

Moscow authorities may revise investment contracts on housing construction in areas recently re-classified as being within the Russian capital.

(Vedomosti)

A Czech development group on Wednesday announced plans to invest more than 700 million euros ($910 million) in a project to build a business park in outlying areas of newly-expanded Moscow.

(The Moscow Times)

VimpelCom Ltd, which includes one of Russia's top three mobile operators VimpelCom, posted a US GAAP net profit of $801 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, after a net loss of $386 million a year earlier.

(Vedomosti)

Russian companies are on the brink of a period of significant foreign mergers and acquisitions, PwC said.

(The Moscow Times)

 

OIL & GAS

 

Neftegaz America Shelf LP, an indirect independent subsidiary of Russian state oil company Rosneft, is acquiring a 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by Exxon Mobil, under an agreement signed Wednesday.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

 

DEFENSE

Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to create a special operations unit, the chief of the General Staff said.

(Vedomosti)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the armed forces now have an “historic chance” to rearm.

(Kommersant)


WORLD

At least 200 Russian-speaking Salafi Muslims are fighting against Bashar Assad's regime in Syria, claims an expert at a state-run think tank.

(The Moscow Times)

 

SOCIETY

The adoptions of at least 33 children from St. Petersburg orphanages are still in limbo two months after American families were barred from adopting Russian children.

(Kommersant)


CRIME

A court in Russia’s Urals city of Yekaterinburg sentenced a man to nine and a half years in prison after finding him guilty of committing race-hate crimes.

(Kommersant)

Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two accomplices have partially confessed to organizing the January acid attack on Bolshoi ballet director Sergei Filin.

(The Moscow Times)

 

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