Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will visit Chernobyl on April 26 to mark the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history and meet with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

An advisory council to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is close to finishing a report into the death in custody of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009. Council experts already say that the case was falsified.
(Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presided on Monday over a meeting of the economic modernization commission and the board of trustees of the Skolkovo high-tech hub
(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Despite a commitment to “aggressive” growth, HSBC’s dreams for the Russian retail banking market ended Monday with a tacit acknowledgement by the bank that it could not compete against state-owned heavyweights like VTB and Sberbank
(The Moscow Times)

Toyota will no longer be the world leading car manufacturer yielding to General Motors and most likely to Volkswagen.

Russia’s Audit Chamber will sue former Bank of Moscow President Andrei Borodin, who is currently in London, for $1 billion, Chairman Sergei Stepashin said

An interview with Mikhail Alekseyev, the CEO of UniCredit Bank, on lessons taught by the global financial crisis


At least 10 Russian regions are experiencing problems with fuel. Head of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemyev suspects oil producers of a cartel conspiracy
(Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Rental rates for economy-class apartments in Moscow surged 15 percent to 25 percent in the first quarter compared with the first three months of last year, fueled by dwindling supply and stable demand
(The Moscow Times)


Investigators have requested a Russian court to issue a formal arrest for five suspected kidnappers of the son of Russian software tycoon Yevgeny Kaspersky, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said
(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the transfer of ailing ex-leader Hosni Mubarak to a prison hospital in the capital Cairo ahead of questioning over allegations of corruption and abuse of office
(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


Moscow limits traffic on some central streets by closing them as the Russian capital begins rehearsals for its annual Victory Day military parade


The 2011 Figure Skating World Championship opened on Monday in the Russian capital
(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

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