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

Thursday, October 19



Segodnya
Kommersant
Vedomosti
Noviye Izvestia
Izvestia
Moskovsky Komsomolets
Komomolskaya Pravda


Segodnya
www.segodnya.ru

Seafood inspectors in Vladivostok say local guards use their ships to illegally catch fish.

The Moscow State University's sociology faculty is offering a course on fashion management, the first of its kind in Russia.

The State Duma is working on plans to stop foreign drug imports.

Moscow police investigate the activity of Muskovski Kapital bank for allegedly pocketing billions of dollars from the construction of the city's largest sports complex.



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Kommersant
www.kommersant.ru

Speaking in St. Petersburg, business mogul Vladimir Potanin says Mustcom — a Cypriot-based joint venture between international investor George Soros' Quantum fund, Uneximbank and others, — which runs 25% of telecommunication giant Svyazinvest, will soon cease to exist.

National pipeline monopoly Transneft is to be privatized.

Moscow region is to increase the salaries of civil servant. This was made possible by capital received from various sources.

Convicted embezzler Bislan Gantamirov was renamed mayor of Grozny.

Former NTV television news chief Vladimir Kulistikov has taken a similar position in the Arsenevskiye Vesti paper.

The article says every second man in the Ural Mountains city of Chelyabinsk is HIV positive.

Writer Edward Limonov was to hold a book signing Thursday of his new work, "Book of the Dead," in the Biblio-Globus bookstore. The book is dedicated to deceased friends, including Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky.

Moscow police official Nilolai Pershutkin discusses investigations of security firms. Pershutkin says half of them are legalized criminal groups.



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Vedomosti
www.vedomosti.ru

The federal tax police say millions of entrepreneurs don't pay income taxes. They are, however, optimistic about the future and think that 10 million more will file declarations by 2002.

Government property abroad is to be shared between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the presidential administration.

After Gazprom has built a planned gas line, which would not pass through Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Ushenko says he would not seek other gas markets but would try to find common ground with Russia.

LUKoil is to participate in the sugar auction.

Vimpelcom mobile phone giant plans to increase its presence in the city markets, new company President Joe Lunder said.

Moscow city plans to clean up an area near Novoslobodskaya and turn it into a real-estate pad worth $50 million.



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Noviye Izvestia

An accounting commission says Moscow city officials have pocketed billions of dollars.

Novelist Edward Radzinski has published the biography of Georgy Rasputin in France.



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Izvestia
www.izvestia.ru

The Federal Border Guard Service reports on fines for illegal fishing.

The Kremlin gets its electricity from a German power generator. It was produced by Siemens in 1945 and used by Hitler in his bunker in Ukraine.



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Moskovsky Komsomolets
www.mk.ru

A 10-year-old boy has written a book based on "Neznaika's Adventures", a famous children's book written in Soviet times by Nikolai Nosov.

Killers gun down two employees of Lavochkina Science Production Association, a space industry company. The police believe they were shot by mistake.

Moscow city plans to train dog hunters to gather up stray dogs from city streets.

President Vladimir Putin's representative in the Central Federal District, Georgy Poltavchenko, has opened an office for local businessmen to go to with their problems.

All Russian blood donors will need to have their blood tested for the HIV virus.

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's television anchorman Pavel Gorelov is trying to defend his reputation after hosting "Face the City" on TV Center.



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Komomolskaya Pravda
www.kp.ru

A legendary Soviet TU-144 Concord plane was sold to Germany, and its former pilot says it was the wrong thing to do.

The widow of the sunken Kursk submarine's captain, Irina Lyachina, has quit the commission set up by the Murmansk regional governor to assist the families of the dead crewman, because she believes the commission pockets money itself.

Money from the sale of the Presidential Diamond, named after former President Boris Yeltsin, valued at $1 million can be used to save the mine where it was found and pay the workers' back wages, but the state treasury says it would only buy it for $ 150,000.

Tatarstan starts language Reform to use the Latin alphabet instead of Cyrillic.

An exhibition of coffins and the funeral service industry opens at the All-Russia Exhibition Center, formerly VDNKh.