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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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

Wednesday, October 11



Segodnya
Kommersant
Izvestia
Moskovsky Komsomolets


Segodnya
www.segodnya.ru



The government has proposed certain steps to weaken the national currency in order to keep energy export levels high.

New rules of penalty system can ease life for hooligans, who wouldn't be jailed before court hearings.

Norilsk Nickel metal giant is going through a restructuring process. A federal commission is investigating possible violations of shareholders' rights in the company.

Music channels have started airing anti-smoking messages aimed at youngsters.





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Kommersant
www.kommersant.ru

A Moscow court is expected to start hearing the case of slain journalist Dmitry Kholodov on Thursday.

Vhesheconombank plans to file a suit against Media-MOST for allegedly not paying back $30 million borrowed by Bonum 1, one of the media holding's companies.

The article says that the Widely advertised GAS election system is not protected from outside users. In Udmutia, during the election campaign, it was used by local reporters who sent their stories through the system's e-mail network.

Krasnoyarsk Governor Alexander Lebed plans to donate several hundred trees to Paris to help replace ones uprooted by a storm last year.

Officials say AvtoVAZ owes $3 billion in taxes.

An ambitious office project on the Moscow river embankment has proved unprofitable to build, so authorities are planing to turn it into an elite housing facility.

Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in Space, was named Woman of the Century by the British Women of the Year organization.

A Muslim school has opened in Yaroslavl, where there are around 70,000 people of the Muslim faith.



Ruben Grigoryan, who allegedly attacked local beauty Eleonora Kondratuk with acid and severely damaged her face, is to be tried in Sochi. Meanwhile Eleonora's sister, who was to undergo surgery in Germany, was killed in a road accident. German doctors were to transplant parts of her eyes to her sister, but local colleges in Russia had made a mistake, which damaged them.



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Izvestia
www.izvestia.ru

Moscow city police chief Viktor Shvidkin discusses police problems such as low salary and rising crime, saying many of last year's crimes were unreported.



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Moskovsky Komsomolets
www.mk.ru

Moscow city authorities plan to remove the Ptichi pet market from the city center.

Elections committee head Alexander Veshnyakov discusses election strategy, saying that a new election commission will be established and the collection of signatures will be put under supervision.

Retired physicist Vladimir Burov, who invented a device that can apparently protect from explosions, has hundreds of potential buyers knocking on his door.