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Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, March 26, 2013
09:35 26/03/2013
Tags: meteorite, CPB, FBI, LDPR, Pervez Musharraf, John Kerry, Boris Berezovsky, Roman Abramovich, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Bashar al-Assad, Cyprus, USA, Chelyabinsk

 

 

POLITICS

 

Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, who has lived in exile in London since his resignation in 2008, returned to Pakistan and is set to run in this May’s parliamentary elections with his new party.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

Russia’s LDPR party extended the mandate of its leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky at a party congress on Monday.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Izvestia)

 

As the US Congress is pushing to increase the level of involvement in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad to persuade the country’s authorities to close their airspace for Iranian aircraft. US special services believe that Tehran uses Iraqi airspace to deliver weapons and military equipment to Bashar al-Assad's supporters.

(Kommersant)

 

The president of the Central African Republic fled the country after rebels overran the capital and seized the presidential palace.

(Izvestia)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Unlike other banks due to resume work on Tuesday, the two largest banks in Cyprus - Bank of Cyprus (BoC) and Cyprus Popular Bank (CPB) – will remain closed.

(Kommersant, Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Izvestia)

 

Russia's budget deficit may reach 1 trillion rubles ($32 billion) this year, double the official forecast.

(Vedomosti)

 

 

METALS & MINING

 

Unsubstantiated reports that billionaire Roman Abramovich has been held by FBI in the United States led to losses estimated at $132 million as the value of shares in companies he partially owns fell by 3-6 percent.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Russian weapons maker Concern Morinformsystem-Agat has completed its project to design the Club-K container missile system.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

 

SOCIETY

 

Russian prosecutors will continue their efforts to bring assets criminally acquired by Berezovsky and legalized abroad back to Russia.

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

Residents of the Chelyabinsk Region in the Urals, the site of the spectacular meteorite blast on February 15, have suggested putting the celestial body on the city’s emblem.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

A total of 77 percent of Russians see wealth as something “embarrassing” or even “criminal,” while 82 percent support income limitations for state officials.

(Kommersant)

 

 

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

 

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