Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, July 21, 2011


Support for the Communists and the Liberal Democratic Party is growing at the expense of United Russia and A Just Russia, but the State Duma elections in December shouldn’t shatter the current four-party configuration dominated by United Russia, according to a survey released Wednesday.

(Moscow Times)

Police detained 19 opposition protesters on Wednesday who staged a sit-in on Lubyanskaya Ploshchad in support of fellow activist Taisia Osipova, on trial on murky drug dealing charges in Smolensk.

(Moscow Times)

Russian government ministers will lead regional United Russia party lists at the State Duma elections, in addition to governors.




The Central Bank decided to withdraw the license of AMT Bank which held deposits worth over 15 billion rubles ($533mn).

(Kommersant, Vedomosti)

Investigators are trying in vain to establish who owns Domodedovo Airport.

(Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The Kremlin demanded that state companies ensure the responsibility of board members for decisions they make.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)



The Dunaisky-66 tow boat captain, Alexander Yegorov, was questioned over his failure to come to the aid of the river cruiser Bulgaria which sank on July 10 on the Volga River, killing over 100. Investigators say he should have tried to help the passengers.


A French company and an Israeli company could become involved in ensuring security at North Caucasus resorts.




Russia’s largest cell phone operators and Rostelecom have proposed that all 4G frequencies be given to them.


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