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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press




Kommersant


Unified Energy Systems head Anatoly Chubais confesses that he will do his best try to support Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.


Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to Russian producers on his first 100 days as the prime minister.


Shares of Russian companies will be sold nationwide, federal property chief Igor Shuvalov says.


Ukraine officials have announced that soon U.S. company Westinghouse will supply local nuclear stations with fuel.


Rock group Metallica has plans to visit mother Russia, according to one of the band members.


IZVESTIA


A crackdown by the Kazakh government on an alleged attempt of ethnic Russians to stage a revolt in Kazakhstan has caused widespread speculation in the press and in the government as to the meaning and cause of the revolt.


The Constitutional court gives a green light to Jehovah's Witnesses, making this religion group's presence in Russia legal.


SEGODNYA


Officials use the kidnapping of Interior Ministry Major General Gennady Shpigun, who disappeared in the Chechen republic long ago, for their own purposes, as they blame Georgia for hiding him on the eve of the elections.


Russian leather producers, who suffered a blow from foreign producers, plan to increase production of domestic leather products.


VREMYA MN


Russian oil profits will increase, since Iraq has stopped its oil delivery, thus decreasing global supply, leading to an increase in oil prices.


The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, has plans to grant amnesty to 70,000 prisoners.