Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, November 1, 2012


The Federation Council on Wednesday passed amendments to the law on treason that could make it possible for law enforcement officials to target people collaborating with international organizations

(The Moscow Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s schedule of foreign trips has been changed and the Russian head of state will not be flying anywhere before December. The Kremlin says the schedule was changed due to a variety of reasons, but health is not among them


President Vladimir Putin met with regional heads to hear reports on the modernization of the healthcare system

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The Russian Central Election Commission wants to cut campaign terms from today’s 180 days to just 60 days, the commission’s secretary Nikolai Konkin said

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)

President Vladimir Putin has postponed his annual call-in show on state television until summertime, so that participants’ “ears and feet” won’t freeze

(The Moscow Times)


The Russian Transportation Ministry ponders extra charges for passengers’ luggage on airplanes

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

The co-owners of Norilsk Nickel have resumed talks to settle their long-standing dispute over control of the nickel and palladium giant, in a move that could result in a management shakeup at the company

(The Moscow Times)


President Vladimir Putin has identified the year 2017 as the date to start developing the Shtokman natural gas field, in the latest change for the huge international offshore project

(The Moscow Times)


Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov may be summoned to testify as a witness in the embezzlement case against managers of the defense ministry’s property services holding company Oboronservis


The Russian Navy ensign was hoisted on Wednesday above St. Petersburg’s Admiralty building, which has resumed its role as headquarters for the Navy’s high command

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)


China might cancel its birth control policy “One family – one child” in order to help support continued economic growth

(Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


A State Duma deputy has called on veteran television journalist Vladimir Pozner to apologize for saying on national television that Russian courts are unfair and that the prosecution of an opposition activist is being carried out KGB-style

(The Moscow Times)


Corruption remains widespread in North Caucasus, while anti-crime efforts are hampered by high unemployment, Russian Security Council Chief Nikolai Patrushev said



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