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

Thursday, October 12



Segodnya
Kommersant
Izvestia
Moskovsky Komsomolets
Komomolskaya Pravda


Segodnya
www.segodnya.ru

Viktor Shvikin, an Interior Ministry official, says all Moscow police are corrupt.

Authorities are investigating the case of three policemen who are accused of brutally attacking three Muscovites for not giving the right of way to a Jeep driven by Moscow city criminal investigation chief Yevgeny Maksimov.

Authorities are again investigating the case of Professor Vladimir Shurov, an oceanographer in Vladivostok, who officials believe is involved in counter-intelligence activity.

Vesti news program reporters are going on strike to protest RTR television chairman Oleg Dobrodeev's decision to shut down the program.



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Kommersant
www.kommersant.ru

Railways Minister Nikolai Aksyonenko is accused of not filling his proposals on department reforms in time. The government was expected to meet Thursday to discuss this.

Ruslan Linkov, Former assistant to the late Galina Starovoitova, who was a State Duma deputy and champion of democratic freedom, is to run for the State Duma in St. Petersburg's 209th election district.

A former police officer has been accused of blowing up a building in Pyategorsk, Stavropol region, on the request of Chechen commanders. He has been arrested.

Police officers have arrested Moscow businessman Sergey Gavrushiun for allegedly launching a grenade at the U.S. Embassy in September of 1995.

A German museum has bought a legendary Soviet Concord, the Tu-144, for $500,000. Only 10 of these planes are still in existence.



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Izvestia
www.izvestia.ru

Oligarch Boris Berezovsky says he is ready to finance ORT television station.

French authorities have denied a visa to Russian model Natalya Semanova, saying her income is too low to live in Paris. Semanova works for leading Paris fashion houses.



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Komomolskaya Pravda
www.kp.ru

Six hundred disabled coal miners in Primorsky region are demanding that their local mine authorities compensate them for their poor health, which they say is a result of working at the mines.

A Moscow stone-developing plant that makes tombstones marks the launch of a People's Monument project to promote cheaper cemetery monuments.



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Moskovsky Komsomolets
www.mk.ru

The article says Russia's public transport system is facing total collapse: 40 percent of trolleys and nine percent of buses are in need of serious repairs.



Alexander Khinshtein contributed a piece to the paper that says he was bitten by police officers accused of brutally attacking three Muscovites for not giving the right of way to a Jeep driven by Moscow city criminal investigation chief Yevgeny Maksimov.



Igor Fesunenko, A Larry King meets David Letterman of Soviet times that once interviewed top Soviet officials, is now speaking to grandmas for a southern Moscow region television station.