A Proton-M rocket blew up seconds after blast-off at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, losing three Glonass navigation satellites on board.
(Izvestia, Kommersant, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti)
Moscow’s subway system is set to expand into the city's new territiory.
Scientists from Russia’s Academy of Sciences are to hold a meeting to protest against government-proposed reforms of the organization. The reforms could be put off until fall.
(Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)
President Vladimir Putin said Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who is wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, can stay in Russia if he "stops harming America."
(Moskovsky Komsomolets, RBC Daily, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)
Russia’s Culture Ministry is to start a legal process against the US Library of Congress to regain possession of the Schneerson Collection of Jewish literature.
The deputy head of Russia’s Kurgan Region is under investigation for abuse of office.
Russia’s opposition Communist Party is to call for a vote of no confidence in the government, the first such vote since 2005, over the Kremlin’s handling of reform of the Academy of Sciences.
Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club and one of Russia’s richest men, is to step down as representative of the Chukotka regional parliament, in line with new laws preventing serving politicians from having assets abroad.
(Argumenty i Fakty, RBC Daily, Vedomosti)
President Vladimir Putin met with his colleagues from major gas exporting nations, at a Moscow summit that some participants feel is falling short of its potential.
(Izvestia, Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is to debate a bill on Tuesday on an amnesty for people convicted of economic crimes.
Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev has finally sold his remaining 4.5 percent stake in the national airline Aeroflot, but that has not stopped him creating a stir about his representatives not being elected to its board.
Russia’s stock market watchdog, the FSFR, has caught its first insider trader, a senior manager in the company Kalina.
Russia is demanding answers from the United States about how a gay couple there managed to adopt a Russian boy who was later sexually abused by them.
Russia’s Defense Ministry has ordered a command post in an air-portable, hermetically sealed container system for senior officers, which can be deployed anywhere in the world.
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