Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, October 24, 2011


Russia has completed an initial “undesirables list” of individuals who will be refused entry into the country in response to the United States’ so-called Magnitsky List, which blacklists Russian officials allegedly linked to the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky earlier in the year from entering the United States

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the Moscow Times)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed the reformation of the country’s Interior Ministry with police officers in the city of Tver on Saturday

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, passed in the first reading the 2012-2014 draft budget

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Moscow and the EU removed on Friday the last remaining obstacles on Russia’s path to joining the World Trade Organization (WTO)

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)


A U.S. missile cruiser arrived on Friday in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol on an official visit which local authorities tried to keep secret to avoid protests. USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) had to wait for several hours before entering the Sevastopol harbor to skip an “unwelcome reception” by the crowds of protesters who had been gathered at the port since early morning

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkish province of Van on Sunday afternoon. According to latest estimates, over 200 people were killed, about 1,000 injured and some 400 are believed to be trapped under the debris of the ruined buildings

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Kommersant)

Libya’s transitional government on Sunday declared national liberation

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair took charge of a consulting group that will develop a program of economic reformations for Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev


Special Forces in Germany have detained an alleged Russian husband-wife spy team in the cities of Marburg and Balingen

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Serbian top seed Janko Tipsarevic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, while the women’s title went to Czech eighth seed Dominika Cibulkova

(Kommersant, Rossiskaya Gazeta)


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