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What the Russian papers say

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, April 25, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, April 25, 2013
10:13 25/04/2013
Tags: taxi, foreign assets, kindergarten, human rights, Vladimir Lukin, Alexei Navalny, Sergei Shoigu, Vladimir Putin, Belgorod, Russia

POLITICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a live call-in show on Thursday. It will be his first Q&A session since his presidential inauguration in 2012.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Weakening demand in the Russian economy in January and February badly affected investment, according to poll of Russian manufacturers.

(Kommersant)

The Moscow City Duma has approved a bill in the first reading making it mandatory for new taxis registered in the capital from July 1 to be painted yellow. Currently, of the 28,000 permits for legal taxi service in the city, only 2,500 vehicles are yellow, said Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov.

(The Moscow Times)

Russia's regions will receive 50 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) from the federal government for construction of kindergartens.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

CRIME

A former convict detained overnight on suspicion of killing six people in Belgorod refused to speak with investigators about the biggest shooting spree in recent memory.

(The Moscow Times)

SOCIETY

Russia's MPs banned themselves from having foreign assets. The State Duma almost unanimously adopted in the third reading a package of three bills prohibiting officials and deputies from having accounts and assets abroad.

(Kommersant)

Prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny refused to admit guilt on the second day of his embezzlement trial in the provincial city of Kirov, calling the case against him "political revenge" for his strident criticism of the ruling elite.

(The Moscow Times)

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have sharply criticized the situation with human rights and civil freedoms in Russia.

(Kommersant)

Russian human rights commissioner Vladimir Lukin has asked for more independence for regional ombudsmen.

(Vedomosti)

All conversations between traffic police officers and drivers will be recorded on video from patrol cars, according to a new instruction from Moscow traffic police chief Alexander Ilyin.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

DEFENSE

The Russian military plans to deploy fighter jets in Belarus this year and eventually establish an air base in the former Soviet republic, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The moves would increase Russia's military presence in Belarus, viewed by Moscow as a buffer between Russia and NATO, and could unnerve neighboring members of the Western alliance.

(The Moscow Times)

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