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Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, April 19, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, April 19, 2013
09:50 19/04/2013
Tags: 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Skolkovo, Pulkovo, NATO, Alexei Navalny, Taisiya Osipova, Alexei Beltyukov, Colin Powell, Tony Blair, Igor Shuvalov, Afghanistan, Russia

POLITICS

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said the Russian authorities sometimes overstep the mark in their anti-corruption efforts.

(Vedomosti)

The legislature of Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan on Thursday voted overwhelmingly against reintroducing direct elections of the regional head.

(Kommersant)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Personal memories mixed with fervent discussions about the prospects for the global economy on Thursday, as high-profile visitors like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell gathered at an investment conference in Moscow to propose new paths of economic development for Russia.

(The Moscow Times)

DEFENSE

A Belarusian fighter jet violated Lithuanian airspace during an investigation into a possible security threat that turned out to be a flock of birds.

(The Moscow Times)

NATO has turned to Russia, asking Moscow for information on the conduct of the Soviet forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989, ahead of the alliance’s plans to leave the country in 2014.

(Kommersant)

WORLD

The US senator who championed a law penalizing Russia for alleged human rights abuses said he expected other countries to pass similar statutes and that more Russians may be added to Washington's Magnitsky list.

(The Moscow Times)

CRIME

Some 1,500 people were evacuated from Pulkovo international airport in Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg, over a bomb threat.

(Kommersant)

Investigators opened a legal case against Alexei Beltyukov, the senior vice president of the Skolkovo Foundation, accusing him of embezzlement, following searches there on Thursday.

(Vedomosti)

Investigators in St. Petersburg have summoned the founder of Russia’s most popular social networking website, VKontakte, for questioning over a traffic incident that injured a police officer.

(Kommersant)

Taisiya Osipova, a jailed Russian opposition activist, turned to the European Court on Human Rights, saying her criminal case was politically motivated.

(Vedomosti)

New charges have been brought against whistleblowing opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother, who are suspected of fraud.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

SPORTS

Ten months before the start of the 2014 Winter Games, the 25,000 people who will volunteer in Sochi are starting their training.

(The Moscow Times)

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