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Press Review

IZVESTIA (20/4/2005)

On Tuesday the substitute of general public prosecutor Nikolay Shepel made sensational statement. For the first time he announced the names of female suicide bombers, whose bodies were found in Beslan school among corpses of rebels. They are Roza Nagaeva and Maryam Taburova. The story investigates. (1, 8; Kommersant 4)

On Tuesday at 8 o' clock Moscow time new pontific was announced. Seventy eight year-old German cardinal Josef Ratsinger has become the new Pope. He assumed Holy throne under the name of Benedict 16th. The story gives details. (1, 5; Kommersant 1, 10)

" Rosneft" continues to build strong empire - vertical-integrated company, in ruins of " Yucos" . " Rosneft" stated that " Yucos" was hiding the profit, selling mineral oil through middlemen. The story comments. (1; Kommersant 1, 13)

Russian oil companies, which work on the territory of Ukraine, asked the prime minister Mikhail Fradkov to protect them from administrative arbitrariness of Ukrainian officials. Yuliya Timoshenka expect from Russian oil companies to give a reduction on oil for Ukrainian villages and in general to sell the fuel, on prices, which she established. The story give details. (1, 3; Kommersant 13)

" Chechengazprom" and Zhigulyovskaya hydroelectric power station are being accused in non-payment taxes. Governmental loss amounts 53 million 343 thousand rubles. Criminal suit, according this case, was filed. The story investigates. (1, 8)

One of the large-scale special operation for the last time went off on Monday night in native village of terrorist number one - Shamil Basayev. Over 2 thousand soldiers from special troops blocked Vedenskiy region. During all night battles were being fought: 7 action-men from Basayev' s detachment were murdered, including his messenger. The story gives details. (1, 2; Kommersant 1, 4)

The verdict about " Doctors' case" was canceled. The case was refereed. In brief. The story comments. (2; Kommersant 6)

Turkey agreed to let Russia become the member of WTO. It became 28th country with whom Russia managed to arrange all differences on trade questions. From this moment only half of WTO members remain, with whom Russia needs to negotiate for becoming WTO member. The story comments. (3)

Five deputies from faction " United Russia" represented their " liberal manifesto" on Tuesday. By the opinion of the members of " United Russia" this was the first step in " broad inner-Party discussion" . The story gives details. (3; Kommersant 3)

The substitute of clipping service' chief of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitriy Svistkov stated that breach of Russian-Ukrainian agreement about temporal stay of Russian Black Sea fleet in the territory of Ukraine, can lead to beginnings of emergency situations. The story comments. (3)

National republics are actively resisting the opportunity to get into " friendly embraces" of their neighbors. They don' t want to reiterate the fortune of unification Krasnoyarskiy region. The story investigates. (4; Kommersant 3)

The collaborates of kindergarten in St. Petersburg tried to hide the fact that their employee had tuberculosis " in decay form" . It is still a question how many children got sick. The story investigates. (4)

Two former prisoners of Guantenamo detained for allegedly blowing up a gas pipeline in Tatarstan. The story comments. (8)

In Krasnoyarsk for the 4th 24 hours, five schoolboys are being searching for. Their relatives are sured that the boys were kidnapped. One of the victims - 10-year-old boy affirms that he saw how boys were forced to sit in big black car. Unknowns were threatening the boys with a gun. The story investigates. (8)

Today the verdict " about murder two Uzbeks and one Tajik" will be announced. On the second of October 2002 the group of skin-heads murdered Uzbek Ibragim Kurbonov, later on the 4th of October they killed another Uzbek Muhammed Kutlimuratov and Tajik Akhmed Sangakov. The story gives details. (8)

Yesterday inspite of poor raining a rally took place in front of Central Bank of Russia. The participants of the rally demanded regulator to give their money back. The story comments. (9)

Today the representatives of " Rosptitsesoyuz" will meat with the Minister of Agriculture Aleksei Kudrin and make complaints against the Minister of Economic Development German Gref. According to their opinion, Gref organized increase of importing American meat in Russia. The representatives of " Rosptitsesoyuz" consider that position of Russian poultry keeping can worsen significantly. The story comments. (10)

In Moscow action under the slogan " abstinence from sex- it is 100% effective method of prevention of STD and unwanted pregnancy" will launch soon. Popularizing safety sex, people don' t understand that early extramarital sexual contacts cause negative consequences of physical and psychological character. The story comments. (12)

KOMMERSANT (20/4/2005)



On Tuesday president Putin held session of presidium' State Soviet, according problem solving - acquisition of cheap dwellings. The story comments. (1, 2)

On Tuesday Presnensky Regional Court absolved ex-head of Central interregional department of Russian Fund Federal Property Aleksandr Petrov. He was accused in exceeding his official commissions. According this indictment, Petrov was imprisoned for 9 months. Yesterday he was released. The story gives details. (6)

Ex-director of Caspian bread-making plant Magomed Mukhtarov has become the last accused in case of attempt at the Mayor of Makhachkala Said Admirov. The story gives details. (6)

On Monday unknown persons dropped a bomb in apartment of the head of Kurgansky region (Krasnodarsky krai) Viktor Karpenko. He survived but burnt seriously. The story investigates. (6)

Presnenskaya Office of Public Prosecutor has brought a charge against the president of public corporation " Russian Finance Group " AB-Finans" "Viktor Volivach. He is accused in use of forged deeds. The story investigates. (6)

The Club of Military Leaders was presented yesterday in the hotel " President" . It is non-governmental organization, which was approved by president Putin, the Parliament and gvt. itself. The story comments. (8)

Mikhail Fradkov officially established expire date of power industry reform. It' ll be made by the end of 2006. The story gives details. (13, 14)

VEDOMOSTI (20/04/2005)

Looks like one of the richest man in the world, Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk displayed for sale some of his property. Some of Russian businessmen received proposal about the purchase. The story comments. (A1)

On Tuesday at 8 o' clock Moscow time new pontific was announced. Seventy eight year-old German cardinal Josef Ratsinger has become the new Pope. He assumed Holy throne under the name of Benedict 16th. New Pontific is conservator- the opponent of abortions and homosexual marriages. The story gives details. (A1; Izvestia 1, 5; Kommersant 1, 10)

" Rosneft" continues to build strong empire - vertical-integrated company, in ruins of " Yucos" . " Rosneft" stated that " Yucos" was hiding the profit, selling mineral oil through middlemen. The story comments. (A1; Izvestia 1; Kommersant 1, 13)

Officials from Federal Tax Service have offered Constitutional Court to make economical subversive activity. On the 26th of May the Court may cancel three-year time-barred on tax violations of the law. The story gives details. (A1)

There are some members of " United Russia" , who devoted to liberal valuable so much, that the danger of " bureaucratic reaction" worries them a lot. The story comments.

Citizenry and organizations, who buy over 30% capital of any enterprises, will have to save their money for buying the rest of the stocks. The story comments. (A3)

VEDOMOSTI. COMPANIES & MARKETS SUPPLEMEN

Famous Moscow victualer Andrey Dellos, glorified with his " Cafe Pushkin" , is going to present his new large-scale outstanding project. The story gives details. (B1)

" Gm-AvtoVaz" was obliged to reduce its production for last two years. This year the company will reduce it over than one third. The story gives details. (B2)

" Surgutneftegaz" announced its financial showing for 2004. Thanks to high prices on oil and gas, clear profit enlarged 4 times - 65, 8 billion rubles. The story comments. (B3)

The first vice-president of " Russian Railways" (" RZHD" ) Vladimir Yakunin stated that " RZHD" is planning to buy out at least the minimum of block share holdings " Transkreditbank" . The story gives details. (B6)

Turning point has showed up in the struggle for bottling " Gzhelka" . The story gives details. (B7)

" Russian Property" wants to sell state share holding " Svyazinvest" in conjunction with minority state share holdings of its daughter enterprises - " Uralsvyazinform" , " Central Telegraph" , " Tsentrtelecom" , " Volgatelecom" . The story comments. (B8)

NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA (20/4/2005)

" Rosneft" continues to build strong empire - vertical-integrated company, in ruins of " Yucos" . " Rosneft" stated that " Yucos" was hiding the profit, selling mineral oil through middlemen. The story comments. (1, 3; Izvestia 1; Kommersant 1, 13; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 5)

Five deputies from faction " United Russia" represented their " liberal manifesto" on Tuesday. By the opinion of the members of " United Russia" this was the first step in " broad inner-Party discussion" . The story gives details. (1, 2; Izvestia 3; Kommersant 3; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 3; Vremya Novostei 1, 2; Novie Izvestia 2)

The secretary of National Security and Defense Soviet of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko will fly to Moscow tomorrow. Ukrainian prime-minister Yuliya Timoshenko considers Poroshenko her rival in Yutshenko surroundings. She stated that burdened Poroshenko with this visit on purpose. Timoshenko is checking him on solidity. The story comments. (1, 5)

On Tuesday president Putin held session of presidium' State Soviet, according problem solving - acquisition of cheap dwellings. The story comments. (1;2; Kommersant 1, 2; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2; Vremya Novostei 4)

The gvt. established deputies the guilt of being greedy and prohibited them to live in expensive hotels during their business trips. The story gives details. (2)

Mikhail Fradkov officially established expire date of power industry reform. It' ll be made by the end of 2006. The story gives details. (3; Kommersant 13, 14; Novie Izvestia 3)

New suit was charged by Office of Public Prosecutor Samarsky region against daughter enterprise of " Yukos" - " Samarneftegaz" . The debt sum of the company amounts 28. 3 billion rubles. The story gives details. (3)

In an interview the commander-in-chief of internal troops of MVD Nikolay Rogozhnik stated that the South of Russia remains vulnerable for terrorist actions. More details are in the interview. (1, 4)

One of the large-scale special operation for the last time went off on Monday night in native village of terrorist number one - Shamil Basayev. Over 2 thousand soldiers from special troops blocked Vedenskiy region. During all night battles were being fought: 7 action-men from Basayev' s detachment were murdered, including his messenger. The story gives details. (4; Izvestia 1, 2; Kommersant 1, 4)

Judgement of the participant of school capture in Beslan Nurpashi Kulaev will launch at the 17th of May. Experts consider that Kulaev will get life inprisonmet. The story comments. (4; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2; Vremya Novostei 3)

In Krasnoyarsk for the 4th 24 hours, five schoolboys are being searching for. Their relatives are sured that the boys were kidnapped. One of the victims - 10-year-old boy affirms that he saw how boys were forced to sit in big black car. Unknowns were threatening the boys with a gun. The story investigates. (6; Izvestia 8; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 2; Vremya Novostei 3)

ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA (20/04/2005)

On Tuesday at 8 o' clock Moscow time new pontific was announced. Seventy eight year-old German cardinal Josef Ratsinger has become the new Pope. He assumed Holy throne under the name of Benedict 16th. The story gives details. (1, 8; Izvestia 1, 5; Kommersant 1, 10; Vremya Novostei 1, 2)

U. S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice said Wednesday that Washington was hoping to make progress toward more open inspections of Russian nuclear installations before a May meeting between Russian president Putin and U. S. president George. W. Bush. The story comments. (1, 8)

The verdict about " Doctors' case" was canceled. The case was refereed. In brief. The story comments. (1, 2; Izvestia 2; Kommersant 6)

In an interview the head of Main Administration of Internal Affairs general Vladimir Pronin stated that it is not necessary to go out of town on the 9th of May. There will be room for everybody: veterans, foreign guests and moscow-citizents themselves. More details are in the interview. (2)

Volgograd' officials don' t have any money for placing the monument of Stalin. In spite of the fact that the sculptor of this monument Zurab Tseretelli presented his work for free, the officials still need 2 million rubles. The story gives details. (2)

Russian oil companies, which work on the territory of Ukraine, asked the prime minister Mikhail Fradkov to protect them from administrative arbitrariness of Ukrainian officials. Yuliya Timoshenko expect from Russian oil companies to give a reduction on oil for Ukrainian villages and in general to sell the fuel, on prices, which she established. The story give details. (5; 1, 3; Kommersant 13; Novie Izvestia 1, 3)

The Club of Military Leaders was presented yesterday in the hotel " President" . It is non-governmental organization, which was approved by president Putin, the Parliament and gvt. itself. The story comments. (6; Kommersant 8; Vremya Novostei 4)

NOVIE IZVESTIA (20/04/2005)

In Moscow black market active haggling of militia blue-color car plates is going. These car plates secure its owners inviolability. Interesting fact is that penalty for militia car plate' falsification is minimal- from 500-100 rubles. The story comments. (1, 6)

VREMYA NOVOSTEI (20/04/05)

On Monday unknown persons dropped a bomb in apartment of the head of Kurgansky region (Krasnodarsky krai) Viktor Karpenko. He survived but burnt seriously. The story investigates. (3; Kommersant 6)