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Press Review

IZVESTIA (21/4/2005)

In an interview the chairman of " United Energetic Systems" Anatoly Chubays shares his plans for future, shares his view on democratic opposition, elections 2007-2008 and economic reforms. More details are in the interview. (1, 4)

On Wednesday new Pope and the head of Roman Catholic Church Benedict 16th pontificated his first mass. The Pope promised " to continue the politics of Ioan Pavel the second" . The story comments. (1, 5)

This Sunday the biggest Russian party " United Russia" will change their leader. The secretary of General Soviet Valeriy Bofomolov and the head of executive committee Yuriy Volkov sent in their resignations. The story comments. (1)

Four Russian conscripts were found hanged in a wood near the airport " Sokol" Saratovsky region early Wednesday. Only one month was left before their release. The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the young men had committed suicide. The story investigates. (1, 3)

The chairman of Audit Chamber of Moscow Regional Duma Aleksandr Stavinsky accused Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) in uneconomical use of 10 million rubles from the budget of Moscow Region and no-purpose usef 183 thousand rubles. The story investigates. (1, 2)

US State Secretary Condolezza Rice gave her view on Russian democracy. She stated that " president can' t have such concentration of power" . As well yesterday' s negotiations didn' t give any public results. The story gives details. (1, 2; Kommersant 1, 9)

Deputies in Yaroslavl refuse to yield presidential decree about governor elections. According to the words of Commission chairman Oleg Vinogradov, federal decree, according which the head of the region is being elected by the deputies, contraries to RF Constitution. The story gives details. (3)

On Wednesday State Duma accepted remarks to the draft about " Deputies' status" . As well Duma' deputies approved extra payments to their wages. The story comments. (3; Kommersant 3)

Yesterday evening the Ministry of Economic Department has drafted to the gvt. package plan about reformation of electric power. According this plan, the first companies, which were made in the result of energetic reform, can be sold this year already. The story gives details. (9)

The story narrates which of Moscow streets will be closed because of 9th of May rehearsals. The story gives details. (12)

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexiy 2 is against religious procession to Moscow. In February 2005 was announced that orthodox human societies from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia were going to begin religious penitential procession which goes through all of these three countries and finishes in Moscow on the 17th of May. The story investigates. (2)

Clerical management of Muslims in Nizhegorodsky region accused the officials in financial discrimination. According to the words of their representatives, the budget of the region provides with funds only orthodox churches and refuses to finance mosques. The story comments. (2)

State Duma approved the amnesty for WW2 participants, dated for 60th anniversary of victory. Altogether over 200 persons, in the age of 75-80ears, are included in the amnesty. As well persons, who committed heinous crimes will be amnestied too. The story comments. (2; Kommersant 2)

On Wednesday Central Electoral Committee was checking " correctness" and legality of 17 questions of referendum, which the members of left wing party want to initiate. The story comments. (2; Kommersant 3)

KOMMERSANT (21/4/2005)

EN TV station, known for its liberal news coverage, is to be sold to a bank controlled by the state, which would shut off Russia' s last independent television network with a national reach. State-controlled Evrofinans bank and RTL Group, which is owned by Germany' s Bertelsmann, were close to closing a deal to purchase 70% of REN TV' s shares. The story comments. (1, 13)

Today on governmental session two key documents: " Projects of main showings of perspective finance plan on 2006-2008 years" and the conception of debt politics for the same time period will be discussed. The story comments. (2)

On Wednesday Kemerovsky Region Soviet has confirmed acting governor Aman Tuliev in his position as the head of the region. The story gives details. (4)

Yesterday the head of Altay Republic Mikhail Lapshin supported for new federation' subject, in which composition Altay will be the part of. The story gives details. (4)

In North Caucasian District Military Court cross-examine " about murder of 6 Chechen innocent civilians in January 2002 by 4 spetznaz soldiers" was finished. The story gives details. (5)

On Wednesday the Court of the District relieved the deputy of Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsky region Anatoliy Bykov of convictions. The story gives details. (5)

Two members of Chechen law-men, who came in Dagestan for capturing rebels, were shot in Khasavyurtovsky region of Dagestan yesterday. Dagestan officials accused in this accident Chechens themselves, who supposedly hadn' t concert actions with them. The story investigates. (5)

Authorities detained the head of a regional legislature in western Ukraine, police said Wednesday, in the second-profile arrest in less than a month of a figure apparently linked to the new govt. 's political opponents. Anatoly Zhuchinsky, of the Ternopil regional council, has been charged with large-scale misappropriation of state-owed property. The story gives details. (10)

On Wednesday State Duma has accepted new editing of draft " about advertising" . Law-makers prohibited to show advertising in holiday and mourning days. The story comments. (17)

VEDOMOSTI (21/04/2005)

REN TV station, known for its liberal news coverage, is to be sold to a bank controlled by the state, which would shut off Russia' s last independent television network with a national reach. State-controlled Evrofinans bank and RTL Group, which is owned by Germany' s Bertelsmann, were close to closing a deal to purchase 70% of REN TV' s shares. The story comments. (A1; Kommersant 1, 13)

The leaders of " BP" and " Alfa-group" Joan Brown and Mikhail Freedman want to discuss the affairs of " TNK BP" with president Putin. Brown will talk about its success, Freedman - about tax-pretensions almost on 1 billion dollars. The story gives details. (A1)

Three enterprises of holding company " Avtotor" , which assembles automobiles BMW, KIA and Hummer in Kaliningrad, have proved to the courts of three instances that prescheduled abrogation of regional benefits was illegal. Others investors will follow " Avtotor" 's example. The story gives details. (A1)

US State Secretary Condolezza Rice gave her view on Russian democracy. She stated that " president can' t have such concentration of power" . As well yesterday' s negotiations didn' t give any public results. The story gives details. (A2; Izvestia 1, 2; Kommersant 1, 9)

The left wing of " United Russia" is joining to inner-Party discussion. In an answer to their colleges- liberals, left wing members stated that they want to help wretched people instead of oligarchs and their attorneys. The story comments. (A2)

The Ministry of Finances has decided to announced the results of State debt administration routinely. For quality evaluation the officials will make special set of showings. (A3)

Few weeks ago cellular network " Sonet" was closed. The company existed for 8 years, and enriched some of its owners. The story gives details. (A7)

VEDOMOSTI. COMPANIES & MARKETS SUPPLEMEN

New York commodity exchange (NYMEX) was impressed by growth of oil production in Russia. NYMEX is going to trade financial futures on Russian oil " Urals" brand. The story comments. (B1)

" Severstal-group" has bought in purchase 62% of " Lucchini" stocks. Its representatives ranked 6 posts out of 9 in committee of directors of Italian metallurgic company. The story gives details. (B2)

" Gazprom" is asking the gvt. to permit it to enlarge dividend payments for 2004 up to 28, 2 billion rubles. According to experts' opinion it won' t go through. The story comments. (B3)

The first hypothecate shared fund (PIF) appeared in Russia. " Region Development" became its business-manager. Market participants are persuaded that similar PIFs will grow by leaps and bounds. The story comments. (B5)

Solar in Russia distributor of bankrupted " MG Rover" has stopped to take orders on new automobiles. The owners of these cars can have problems with technical service from now on. The story gives details. (B6)

NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA (21/4/2005)

Two members of Chechen law-men, who came in Dagestan for capturing rebels, were shot in Khasavyurtovsky region of Dagestan yesterday. Dagestan officials accused in this accident Chechens themselves, who supposedly hadn' t concert actions with them. The story investigates. (Nezavimaya Gazeta 1, 4; Kommersant 5)

US State Secretary Condolezza Rice gave her view on Russian democracy. She stated that " president can' t have such concentration of power" . As well yesterday' s negotiations didn' t give any public results. The story gives details. (1, 2; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 3; Izvestia1, 2; Kommersant 1, 9; Vremya Novostei 1, 5)

Mikhail Fradkov refused to support Russian oil companies, which taking a part in oil scandal in Ukraine. Russian gvt. won' t take any special measures for helping the companies. The story investigates. (1, 3; Vremya Novostei 1, 7)

Spy scandal in Russian-German relationships became surrounded with new details. New-published number of " Shpigel" dedicated the whole article to Russian spy Aleksandr Kuzmin. The story investigates. (1, 6)

Belorussian ecologists stated that agriculture production, which was grown in Chernobyl territories, are pure and healthy production. They are assured that by special conditions of watering, chiseling and dressing, strontium and cesium don' t transform to agriculture production. However, specialist do not advertise publicly that strontium doesn' t transform in meat, it transforms in bones of animals. As well production, which was grown in Chernobyl area is not marked. Also interesting fact is that Belorussian production go straight to Moscow markets. The story comments. (1, 5)

This Sunday the biggest Russian party " United Russia" will change their leader. The secretary of General Soviet Valeriy Bofomolov and the head of executive committee Yuriy Volkov sent in their resignations. The story comments. (2; Izvestia 1)

On Wednesday Central Electoral Committee was checking " correctness" and legality of 17 questions of referendum, which the members of left wing party want to initiate. The story comments. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 2; Izvestia 2; Kommersant 3; Novie Izvestia 2)

Lots of Russian businessmen got used to work in bad environment. And in general they do not dramatize the situation. However almost 70% of businessmen consider that it' s impossible to defend their interests from officials. The story comments. (3)

Four Russian conscripts were found hanged in a wood near the airport " Sokol" Saratovsky region early Wednesday. Only one month was left before their release. The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the young men had committed suicide. The story investigates. (6; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2; Izvestia 1, 3)

ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA (21/04/2005)

State Duma approved the amnesty for WW2 participants, dated for 60th anniversary of victory. Altogether over 200 persons, in the age of 75-80ears, are included in the amnesty. As well persons, who committed heinous crimes will be amnestied too. The story comments. (1, 3; Izvestia 2; Kommersant 2)

On Wednesday State Duma accepted remarks to the draft about " Deputies' status" . As well Duma' deputies approved extra payments to their wages. The story comments. (1, 2; Izvestia 3; Kommersant 3; Novie Izvestia 1, 2)

Yesterday the head of Altay Republic Mikhail Lapshin supported for new federation' subject, in which composition Altay will be the part of. The story gives details. (2; Kommersant 4)

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexiy 2 is against religious procession to Moscow. In February 2005 was announced that orthodox human societies from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia were going to begin religious penitential procession which goes through all of these three countries and finishes in Moscow on the 17th of May. The story investigates. (2; Izvestia 2)

Two members of Chechen law-men, who came in Dagestan for capturing rebels, were shot in Khasavyurtovsky region of Dagestan yesterday. Dagestan officials accused in this accident Chechens themselves, who supposedly hadn' t concert actions with them. The story investigates. (2; Kommersant 5)