Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, September 9, 2011



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shared his vision of how Russia should tackle social challenges in the modern world, including ethnic tensions, in his address to participants in an international political forum in the Russian city of Yaroslavl.


(Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Falsifications have been uncovered during the United Russia party’s primaries in the Primorye territory.


(Moskovskiye Novosti)


Ten years on, phobias brought about by the 9/11 are still in place.


(Moskovskiye Novosti)


Russia will not force the former Soviet republics’ integration into the Commonwealth of Independent States, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said.


(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


British Prime Minister David Cameron is heading to Moscow to try to reset Britain’s relations with Moscow and help British businesses explore Russia’s resources. But there is a little chance that attempts to settle the differences between London and Moscow will succeed.


(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


A professor at Russia’s Tyumen State University has been fired and sentenced to a two-year suspended prison term for promoting “extremist” views while protesting against political persecution and police abuse in the country.


(Moskovskiye Novosti)


Yury Sindeyev, one of the most influential officials in the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, has resigned. Law enforcement sources say his resignation may be the result of a recent gambling scandal involving Russian prosecutors.







The Russian Finance Ministry has concluded its work on the 2012-2014 draft budget based on the predicted oil price of $100 per barrel. The government is expected to approve the document on September 20, leaving no resources for any additional reforms in the country in the next two years.




If a new wave of economic crisis hits the world, oil prices will drop to $60-80 per barrel and the Russian currency rate will rise to 40 rubles per one U.S. dollar, the Russian Ministry for Economic Development has predicted.






Following a tragedy in the Russian city of Yaroslavl, where a plane crash killed virtually the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice-hockey team, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urged a radical cut in the number of domestic airlines, a measure the president believes would help improve flight security.


(Kommersant, Moskovskiye Novosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


The Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant (ChTPZ) may become the first Russian company in the iron and steel production market to sell its shares to a foreign competitor. French pipe production company Vallourec is looking to buying 25 percent of ChTPZ’s shares for $400 million in October.




The government spending on the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games is likely to increase if plans to provide state guarantees worth 123 billion rubles ($4.24 billion) to the contractor involved in the constructions of Olympic facilities are implemented.






The Moscow authorities are planning to create a national park around one of the capital’s most prestigious residential districts at the Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Highway. Ecologists are surprised: they say there are no valuable natural objects in the area.




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