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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 26, 2013

Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, September 26, 2013
11:06 26/09/2013
Tags: 2014 Winter Olympic Games, coal, Gazprom, Greenpeace, NGO, World Trade Organization (WTO), UN, Uralkali, Alexei Kudrin, Vladimir Putin, Mikheil Saakashvili, Sochi, Salekhard, Arctic, Kiev, Ukraine, Belarus

POLITICS

The CEO of Russia’s fertilizer giant Uralkali, who was arrested in Belarus in August, has been released from custody and placed under house arrest pending trial. He is under round-the-clock surveillance in an apartment selected by Belarusian security service officers. His mother has been allowed to visit him.

(Vedomosti)

Outgoing Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili assailed Russia as “the last authoritarian empire in the world” during a speech at the UN General Assembly, in which he also predicted that President Vladimir Putin would disappear from Russian politics. The Russian delegation walked out in protest.

(The Moscow Times)

 

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

The United Shipbuilding Corporation faces drastic structural changes, according to new development plans through 2030. Some facilities will be shut down and others transferred to different sites. The corporation’s investment program through 2030 is worth 1 trillion rubles ($31.1 billion), with 20 percent to be provided by the state.

(Kommersant)

Ukraine and Russia are anticipating a cooling of relations. Russia has warned its partner that mutual free trade could end, while Ukraine has said it could file a complaint with the World Trade Organization. Kiev seems set to sign an association agreement with the EU in November.

(Vedomosti)

It is time for an industrial breakthrough in the Arctic, President Vladimir Putin said at the International Arctic Forum in Salekhard, with Russia pushing to take a leading role in oil and gas extraction in the area.

(The Moscow Times)

International experts say Russia’s economy is not likely to grow more than 3 percent per year in the near future.

(Kommersant)

Coal remains the world’s most promising source of energy: Oil reserves will last for some 40 years, gas for 60 years or more, while coal reserves will last for at least 270 years.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

 

RUSSIA

Heavy rains in the area around the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi have caused water levels in a local river to rise, threatening to put many parts of the city, including roads and venues built for the Winter Olympic Games, under water.

(The Moscow Times)

 

SOCIETY

Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin’s Civil Initiatives Committee has published a report indicating that 93 percent of Russians are poorly informed about NGO activities.

(Kommersant)

President Vladimir Putin said Greenpeace activists who attempted to storm Gazprom Neft's oil platform in the Arctic earlier in September were not pirates, but they did violate international law.

(The Moscow Times)

 

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