Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, August 17, 2011


The procedure of appointing the St. Petersburg governor and the nomination of Valentina Matviyenko to the Federation Council may take longer than expected.



Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is expected at the MAKS air show on Wednesday to watch the public debut of Russia’s first stealth fighter. Organizer AviaSalon expects about $10 billion worth of deals to be sealed during the air show.

(Moscow Times)


Tycoon Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova conglomerate may buy the metallurgic business of Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk’s EastOne group.



Government experts suggest that drivers in big cities pay more for the upkeep of Russia’s roads.


The trial of American Jessica Beagley, charged with abusing her adoptive Russian son, started in Alaska.


The Interior Ministry has opened an official channel on YouTube, the popular site where policemen and ordinary people have complained of police corruption.

(Moscow Times)


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