Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, August 4, 2011


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev demanded that the reformation of the country’s healthcare industry begins this fall


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with representatives of youth movements in Russia’s North Caucasus


Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov kicked off his election campaign with numerous billboards urging people to join his Right Cause party




The Russian government may sell its entire stake in the country’s largest oil company, Rosneft, by 2017, presidential economic aide Arkady Dvorkovich said


An interview with Kazakh Economic Development and Trade Minister Kairat Kelimbetov on privatization in Kazakhstan, the country’s economic cooperation with Russia and other world issues


A famous whistleblower and business daily linked billionaire Viktor Vekselberg to a shady real estate deal in downtown Moscow that has already resulted in three arrests in Hungary

(The Moscow Times)



Experts believe that the ongoing conflict between the government and protesters in Syria may cause world a hike in oil prices




Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse of office, corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during February’s uprising in a trial in Cairo on Wednesday

(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The U.S. Senate passed a bill raising the debt ceiling, and President Barack Obama signed it into law

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



The defense lawyers of the mother of Hermitage Capital investment fund Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a pre-detention center, said the evidence in his case was falsified




Contracts worth $3 billion on the delivery of combat and training aircraft for the Russian armed forces are expected to be signed at the MAKS-2011 air salon in Russia’s Zhukovsky


Russia’s MiG aircraft corporation has launched production of a new batch of MiG29K/KUB carrier fighters for the Indian Navy

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)



One of Russia’s most celebrated pianists, Nikolai Petrov, has died. He was 68. Petrov had been recovering from a massive stroke he suffered on May 15 while on tour in Minsk

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times)



An interview with Russian goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who has recently signed $51.5 million contract with NHL’s Philadelphia Fliers

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


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