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IZVESTIA (19/4/2005)

Right after the verdict according " Yucos case" , the main Office of Public Prosecutor can bring another charge against Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. The matter concerns criminal affair about oil theft on sum of 4, 5 billion dollars. The story comments. (1, 3)

Administrative reform, which had been being subjected to criticism harshly for the last time, in fact is progressing. The chief of State machinery Sergey Naryshkin shares his view about administrative reform in an interview. (1, 2)

The commander of 42d division of armor cross-country vehicles with shooting self-firer, which is distributed in Chechnya, and major-general Sergey Surovikin stated that " Chechen militants are preparing large-scale terrorist action at the territory of Chechnya or outside of it. "The governor of Stavropolsky region Aleksandr Chernogorov made similar statement on the same day. According to Chernogorov' s words, in the period of May holidays terrorist actions can take place in Russia, in particular in Stavropolsky region. The story gives details. (1, 8)

Yesterday Manezh was officially opened, new-born after the fire on 14th of March in the day of presidential elections. President Putin didn' t visit the unveiling. The story comments. (1, 2)

The minister of Economic Development German Greff forecasted that Russia and Europe can finish negotiations about creation United Economic Area by 2006. President Putin named the minister " optimist" . The story comments. (2)

Today the members of faction " United Russia" Vladimir Pligin, Andrey Makarov and Aleksandr Lebedev practically will announce about launching the building of " right" , " liberal" wing of " United Russia" . The story comments. (2)

The head of Central Election Committee Alekandr Veshnyakov stated that United Krasnoyarskiy Region will receive its official status on the first of January 2007. The story gives details. (3; Kommersant 3)

The governor of Chelyabinsky Region Pyotr Sumin was re-elected on the third term yesterday. The deputies of local Legislative Assembly voted for Sumin unanimously. The story comments. (4; Kommersant 3)

The representatives of Russian aristocratic families, which were the owners of palaces, private residences and estates before the revolution, are outraged that the State is going to sell " their" property. Theoretically it is possible. The story comments. (4)

On Monday the Ministry of Economic Development put the end to long-awaited amalgamation " Gazprom" and " Rosneft" . Privatization of " Rosneft" will be this year. The story comments. (4; Kommersant 1)

Scandal affair about escape of 12 sea-men from Leningradskaya naval base of Baltic fleet in Kronshtadt became surrounded by new details. The story gives details. (4)

Two suspects in daring assault on the building of republican administration of State Drug Control were arrested in Nalchik. The story gives details. (8; Kommersant 6)

On Monday large-scale automobile accident happened in Amursky region. A cargo train collided with a passenger bus, killing 7 people and injuring 18. The story comments. (8; Kommersant 6)

On Monday Russian Funds Market launched to fall. Depreciation of black gold and metals served significant purpose. The story gives details. (9)

Struggle for bottling vodka " Gzhelka" is enduring. So far there are no winnersn argue between group " Kristall" and public corporation " Gzhelka" . But on Monday the Court sided with " Kristall" . The story comments. (10)

Splash of internet-tourism has appeared in Russia lately. But according to expert' s opinion of tourist market, it is not possible to buy proper ticket for a group tour without personal visit in office of tourist firm. The story comments. (11)

KOMMERSANT (19/4/2005)



On Monday " TNK-BP Ukraina" announced about delay of selling any types of oil products, with the exception of gas Ai-98, in belonged its gas stations. The story gives details. (1)

On Monday moneytization in St. Petersburg was discussed during weekly social meeting at premier Mikhail Fradkov. The governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko demanded gvt. to give her back authorities in providing facilities-users with medicine. She named the situation with medicine deliveries intolerable. The story comments. (2)

On Monday in Moscow the first meeting of " shadow cabinet" , which was created one month ago by political coalition " Patriots of Russia" . " Shadow- members" promulgated program " New course of Russia" , which is alternative to the acting course. The story comments. (3; Izvestia 3)

Khamovnicheskaya inter-district Office of Public Prosecutor released from custody the chairman of " Mosstroyekonom" bank' s administration Kazibek Tagirbekov. The story gives details. (5)

On Monday main Office of Public Prosecutor brought the third charge against the chairman of committee of directors Lev Gorsky and general director of close corporation " Interkom" Igor Merculov. The story comments. (5)

On Monday Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) withdrawed the action about payment system Visa, because of Visa eliminates discovered derangements of their own will. The story comments. (13)

VEDOMOSTI (19/4/2005)

The ministry of Finances has offered to enlarge number of instruments for pension investments. As well officials offer to deprive " Vneshekonombank" monopoly for not letting it to manipulate the market. The story comments. (A1)

Today the members of faction " United Russia" Vladimir Pligin, Andrey Makarov and Aleksandr Lebedev practically will announce about launching the building of " right" , " liberal" wing of " United Russia" . The story comments. (A1; Izvestia 2)

The owner of " Bazoviy Element" Oleg Deripaska decided to take management of " Ruspromavto" into his own hands. By experts opinion, the magnate is trying to cut down the gap of his auto holding company from business rivals. The story gives details. (A1)

State Duma is going to examine remarks in the draft " About deputies and senators' status" , limiting how much each of them can spend on their work. The story comments. (A2)

Russian industry won' t be brightened up. Analytics were very disappointed over quarter rise in 3, 9%. They consider that this dynamic means industrial stagnation. (A3)

VEDOMOSTI. COMPANIES & MARKETS SUPPLEMEN

" Nornikel" will get rid of stocks of gold, picking them out in one separate company. Besides assets " Polyus" 20% stocks " Gold Fields" will pass to new gold mineral company. The story comments. (B1)

" Renova" is proceeding with diversification its metallurgical business. As well the company is going to gain control over " Koryakgeologodobitcha" , one of the largest platinum getter. The story gives details. (B2)

In fuel retail market after several months of silence prices rise increased. For the last week gasoline in Moscow gas stations has risen in price for 2-3%. The story comments. (B3)

Manager companies, with which almost all holding companies provide themselves, don' t please its owners. Last year the majority of manager companies could hardly make both ends meet. The story comments. (B5)

For last half a year prices on wheat and flour fell in 1, 5 times already. But the Ministry of Agriculture doesn' t have any money for wheat intervention. So, prices fall will continue till appearance of the wheat from new crop. The story gives details. (B7)

" System Telecom" has devised how to unify business of its two daughter enterprises. Very soon " Komstar- United telephone system" can start to serve corporate clients of Moscow City Telephone Net. The story gives details. (B8)

NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA (19/4/2005)

On Monday State Duma harshly reduced the quantity of persons, subjected to traditional " victorial" amnesty. Only 200 veterans will be set free instead of 2 thousand. As well the participants of local wars (Afghanistan and Chechen conflicts) will lose the right on getting ticket of leave. The story comments. (1, 2)

After numerous accidents in North fleet president Putin will personally control fleet exercises with launching rockets. The story comments. (1, 2)

" Rosatom" can earn millions of dollars on utilization of foreign nuclear submarines. Many experts value this action dangerous for ecology. But as usual money is on the first place. The story comments. (1, 3)

Unfair shuffling on presidential elections are proved with mathematical precision. The Institute of Open Economic presented unusual research about elections subject-matter on Monday. The story investigates. (2)

Official visit of vice-president of Argentina Daniel Sioly (spell. ?) in Moscow will launch today. On negotiations about conditions and possibilities of trade-economical, political, inter-Parliamentary and cultural interactions will be discussed. The story comments. (3)

For the first time for last years approx. 150 Chechen draftees will reman Russian army. Draftees will serve in shooting subdivisions at the territory of republic. As well they will protect military commissariats and objects of life support. The story gives details. (4)

The head of Central Election Committee Alekandr Veshnyakov stated that United Krasnoyarskiy Region will receive its official status on the first of January 2007. The story gives details. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 4; Izvestia 3; Kommersant 3)

A group of senior UniRussia activists, including Tver governor Zelenin and Novgorod governor Prusak, to call on other members of this party to abandon centrism and rally for economic and political freedoms. The next step would be to branch out of the " United Russia" and forma " right" party that should bury " Union of Right Powers" (SPS) , if not " Yabloko" , once and for all. (4)

The forceful takeover pushed Akayev out after 15 years in power and ushered some of his staunchest opponents into top positions. But now, three weeks later after the revolution, little has changed in some ways. Many bureaucrats remain in office, others are being appointed because of connections or family ties. The story comments. (5)

U. S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice wants to tie Russia closer to the West with trade incentives and only tempered criticism of its eroding democracy during a two-day trip to Moscow this week. (6)

New versions about murder of ex-head of Pension Fund in Dagestan Sharaputdina Musaeva appeared. The story gives details. (9; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 2)

ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA (19/04/2005)

The minister of Economic Development German Greff forecasted that Russia and Europe can finish negotiations about creation United Economic Area by 2006. President Putin named the minister " optimist" . The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 9; Izvestia 2)

On Monday moneytization in St. Petersburg was discussed during weekly social meeting at premier Mikhail Fradkov. The governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko demanded gvt. to give her back authorities in providing facilities-users with medicine. She named the situation with medicine deliveries intolerable. The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 3; Kommersant 2)

Scandal affair about escape of 12 sea-men from Leningradskaya naval base of Baltic fleet in Kronshtadt became surrounded by new details. The story gives details. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 2; Kommersant 4)

WW2 trucks will across downtown Moscow during rush hours on Thursday night, beginning a series of rehearsals for the Victory Day parade on the 9th of May. Today drivers of these trucks will walk along the same route. State auto-inspection (GAI) is to shut down quite a few downtown streets in what should paralyze downtown traffic for hours. (2; Vremya Novostei 1, 3)

The governor of Chelyabinsky Region Pyotr Sumin was re-elected on the third term yesterday. The deputies of local Legislative Assembly voted for Sumin unanimously. The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 3; Izvestia 4; Kommersant 3)

The minister of Agriculture Aleksey Gordeev with the largest in the country agrarian investors visited Ulyanovskiy region to make clear for himself how to drag out this region from dreadful agricultural crisis. The story gives details. (5)

On Monday large-scale automobile accident happened in Amursky region. A cargo train collided with a passenger bus, killing 7 people and injuring 18. The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 6; Izvestia 8; Kommersant 6)

General Office of Public Prosecutor charged special services with safety inspection of Moscow airports. The totals of safety check are dreadful. The story comments. (12)

NOVIE IZVESTIA (19/04/2005)

On Monday World Bank (WB) announced report about social-economical level of development of 152 countries. Russia is on ninety seventh place. The story gives details. (1, 3)

On Monday in Moscow the first meeting of " shadow cabinet" , which was created one month ago by political coalition " Patriots of Russia" . " Shadow- members" promulgated program " New course of Russia" , which is alternative to the acting course. The story comments. (Novie Izvestiya 2; Kommersant 3; Izvestia 3)

VREMYA NOVOSTEI (19/04/05)

Two suspects in daring assault on the building of republican administration of State Drug Control were arrested in Nalchik. The story gives details. (2; Izvestia 8; Kommersant 6)

Yesterday Manezh was officially opened, new-born after the fire on 14th of March in the day of presidential elections. President Putin didn' t visit the unveiling. The story comments. (3; Izvestia 1, 2)