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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, May 13, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, May 13, 2013
10:20 13/05/2013
A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today
Tags: Oboronservis, Gazprom, John Kerry, Sergei Fridinsky, Patriarch Kirill, Boris Berezovsky, Sergei Stepashin, David Cameron, Vladislav Surkov, Sergei Shoigu, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, United States, Syria, China, Russia, Sochi

POLITICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the southern Russian resort of Sochi and later thanked him for a frank conversation, which mainly focused on Syria.

(Kommersant)

Speculation about the abrupt resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, the onetime "gray cardinal" of the Kremlin, continued to swirl over the holiday weekend, with most politicians and observers seeing it as a major blow to the embattled cabinet of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

(The Moscow Times, Kommersant)

 

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

Audit Chamber chief Sergei Stepashin said the results of the first audit of Russian energy giant Gazprom in five years would be exciting.

(Vedomosti, The Moscow Times)

Fifty-two percent of Russians are against development of toll roads in the country, according to an opinion poll. Respondents said they were afraid road quality would not improve and land plots would be confiscated from owners without fair compensation. In regions suffering severe traffic congestion, however, residents support toll roads.

(Kommersant)

President Vladimir Putin signed legislation outlawing unauthorized sidewalk ads, closing the door on a budget method of advertising, the Kremlin reported.

(The Moscow Times)

 

RUSSIA

Russia will issue new driver’s licenses in six months, which will have new categories and subcategories.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

WORLD

Former Kremlin powerbroker Boris Berezovsky has been laid to rest in a low-key funeral at a British cemetery. About 30 people, including Yelena Gorbunova, his partner of 15 years, and the bodyguard who found his body, attended the funeral at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey.

(The Moscow Times)

 

SOCIETY

Chief military prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky has asked Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to fire Sergei Khursevich, the head of defense services company Oboronservis, over corruption within the organization.

(Kommersant)

The leaders of some of Russia's largest nongovernmental organizations raised their concerns about what they called a Kremlin crackdown, during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

(The Moscow Times)

Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, is pushing for official status for Orthodox Christianity in China, where he is on a maiden five-day official visit. China’s leaders have called the patriarch’s visit a historic event.

(Kommersant)

 

For more details on all the news in Russia today, visit our website at http://en.ria.ru.

 

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