Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, July 29, 2011



Dark storm clouds are collecting over the much-heralded “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations, with both sides working to blacklist the other’s officials, new tensions over U.S. missile defense plans, and a leaked CIA paper supposedly blaming Russia for a bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy in Georgia

(The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)




Russia may complete talks on its accession to the World Trade Organization before the WTO General Council convenes for its session on December 14-16, Russia’s chief WTO negotiator Maxim Medvedkov said



A possible default in the United States threatens with either same results or with a sharp slowdown for the Russian economy



Russia’s most popular search engine Yandex saw first half GAAP net profits rise 27.6 percent year-on-year to 1.945 billion rubles ($70 million)

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)




Russia is opposed to deploying sea-based missiles and radars of the planned U.S. missile shield in Europe in Turkey’s Black Sea region, Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said



Russia’s Chief Military Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky said every sixth crime committed in the Russian army is connected with corruption

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




All Russian police officers who failed to pass reclassification before August 1 will be sacked

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




According to Russian pollster Levada Center, most of the Russians do not believe that the police could protect them, but they are still for the prohibition of guns in the country





Garun Kurbanov, the head of the press service of the president of Dagestan, was shot dead in the republic’s capital of Makhachkala

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)




Russia’s Anastasia Zuyeva won gold in women’s 50 meters backstroke at the 2011 Swimming World Championship





The number of foreign tourists coming to Russia should increase by more than 500 percent to 23 million people by 2018, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


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