Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, April 25, 2011


Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin will significantly simplify the procedure of receiving construction permits in the Russian capital


Presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said there will be no differences between the Kremlin and the government regarding the goals of Russia’s economic development and the key tools to achieve them

(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


The first batch of oil from the deposit in Iraq developed by LUKoil will be produced in 2013, CEO Vagit Alekperov told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Experts doubted his words


Belarus’ currency crisis deepened Friday as interbank foreign-exchange trading ground to a halt, participants said, following a policy U-turn on valuations from the central bank

(Moscow Times)

Russian automobile company Sollers has secured state financing for its projects with Ford. Vnesheconombank will open a 39-billion-ruble ($1.4 bln) credit line for their joint venture. No player on the Russian automobile market has ever received such large-scale funding from VEB yet


Russian carmaker Avtovaz will cut its investment program by 1 billion euros by 2020



The Interior Ministry has developed an instruction for police officers, which defines when and how motorists’ cars could be used by police


While city authorities continue to examine solutions to the capital’s traffic problems, journalists from Channel One have proposed using the Moskva River as a means of offloading crowded streets and reducing congestion.

(Vedomosti, Moscow Times)

Significant amendments have been introduced into the Administrative Offenses Code for drivers. Motorists will soon have to pay up to ten times more for illegal parking

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


New problems emerged in Russia’s most high-profile oil transport project – the East Siberia – Pacific Ocean pipeline construction



Prices for internet access in Russian regions have dropped 30-60 percent over the past year. Despite the price drop, regions are still lagging behind Moscow and St. Petersburg in terms of internet penetration


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