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Press Review

IZVESTIA (18/4/2005)

The technique of unification Krasnoyarsk Territory will become a good example for other regions of Russia. During last Sunday referendum the majority of electorate of Krasnoyarsk Territory, Evenskii and Taimyrskii autonomous regions voted for joining up these regions. The story comments. (1, 2; Kommersant 3)

Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has scored a new victory in the struggle for the right to interfere in especial secular actions. This time ROC censored the festival of modern art " Terror Incognito-2" in Archangelsk. The story comments. (1)

The minister of Finances Aleksey Kudrin has promised convertibility by 2007. But the experts consider that convertibility won' t improve the situation in the country. The story comments. (1, 2; Kommersant 1, 14)

The Central Bank of Russia is not going to meet the conditions, Americans made for Russians for entry into WTO. Russia won' t let foreign banks to work directly. Foreigners will have to open filial branches, which will be under total control of the Central Bank. The story gives details. (1, 11)

In Saturday in Rio de Janeiro Russian test-pilot Oleg Starykh was murdered. According to police version, he was murdered with the purpose of robbery by a woman. The story investigates. (1, 4; Kommersant 5)

The Company " British Petroleum" is trying to save its business in Russia. The head of the company Jone Brown is going to have personal interviewith president Putin, according this question. (1, 9)

Last Friday the minister of Regional Development Vladimir Yakovlev inspected presidential instruction about construction of two new schools, medical center and three apartment house in Beslan. The Center gave 1, 5 billion rubles for this purpose. The story comments. (2)

Officials and power structures of Stavropolsky region officially disavow for possible review of Beslan tragedy. They stated that they cannot make border with Chechnya impassable for terrorists. The story comments. (2)

On Sunday in Moscow Russian Social Forum, which had gathered anti-globalists from Russia and other ex-republics of USSR, finished. The purpose of this forum was enlarge the influence of left-wing party. As well they offered their own variant of world development. The story comments. (3)

On Saturday the representatives of 16 communistic parties from ex-republics of USSR gathered in Moscow on their 33d Conference. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov appealed his brother-in-arms " to protect the truth of the history and retrieve Stalin' s character" . The story comments. (3; Kommersant 3)

On Friday State Duma accepted new remark to the decree " About elections of deputies in State Duma" . New remarks foresee transfer from mixed system of elections to proportional. It means that all 450 deputies from Lower Chamber will be elected only by parties. The story gives details. (3)

On Friday co-chairman of " Committee-2008" and world chess champion Garry Kasparov was hit by chess board. It was the first case which happened with Kasparov after his movement to politics. The story comments. (1, 6; Kommersant 5)

On the 15th of April in Makhachkala the building of Leninskiy Office of Public Prosecutor was detonated. As a result of explosion- the building was destroyed completely, part of the documents burnt down and 6 people were injured. The story gives details. (4)

On Sunday in the center of Moscow ex-head of Dagestan department of Federal Pension Fund and the deputy of State Dagestan Soviet Sharafutdin Musaev with his young wife were murdered. The story gives details. (4; Kommersant 6)

Officials in St. Petersburg will answer for school closing for the purpose of building office of " Transneft" . The story gives details. (4)

On the 15th of April in City Court Domodedovsky the verdict " about terrorist actions in airlines Tu-134 and Tu-154" was announced. The Court sentenced each of accused- Nikolay Korenkov and Armen Arutyan to one year and a half of imprisonment in colony-settlement. The story comments. (4)

KOMMERSANT (18/4/2005)



On Saturday president Putin nominated acting head of Kostromskoy region Viktor Shershunov for giving him governor authorities. As well Shershunov received presidential approval for the third term, in spite of resistance of Kostromskoy department " United Russia" .

On Saturday in Ingushetia rally of human society " Akkhi-yurt" should took place, but the president of Ingushetia Murat Zyazikov came to agreement with opposition in time. The purpose of this rally was demand of Parliament resignation. The story comments. (4)

On Saturday in Ufa rally of local opposition, demanding retirement of Bashkirian president Murtaza Rakhimov, should took place. However at the last moment this auction was canceled and instead of oppositionists 5 thousands of presidential supporters appeared on rally. The story comments. (4)

The delegates of the conference of Volgogradsky region " United Russia" refused to nominate the deputy of State Duma Vladimir Goryunov for their leader. General Soviet of the party has to nominate somebody else for this post now. By observers opinion, secretary post of Volgorgadsky department will go to the deputy of State Duma Vasiliy Galushkin. he story gives details. (4)

At the end of last week, Russian network " Eldorado" and British company " Dixons" announced about subscription of optional agreement, according which British company will be able to redeem 100% of stocks by 2011. The story comments. (13)

British investment Fund " Fleming Family&Partners" has launched to buying up assets in Russian market of ice-cream. Experts consider that in such a way English-Dutch concern " Unilever" is trying to show up in Russian ice-cream market. The story comments. (15)

VEDOMOSTI (18/4/2005)

Running into milliards tax pretensions non necessarily lead to business destruction. " Sibneft" has managed to find common language with tax service- workers. The company paid in addition approx. 300 million dollars instead of 1 billion dollars. The story comments. (A1)

Leonid Nevzlin, the main head of " Group Menatep" , has found the guilty of " Yukos" destruction. Nevzlin makes threatening gestures running into millions suits to the head of presidential administration Dmitry Medvedev and the minister of Finances Aleksey Kudrin. As well Nevzlin accusing the proprietor of " Sibneft" Roman Abramovich in involving Mikhail Khodorkovsky " into trap" , for receiving control over " Yukos" . The story gives details. (A1)

The Ministry of Finances is offering Mikhail Fradkov to show his worth as successor of Mikhail Kasyanov. The project of Russian debt strategy for 2006-2008 years, foresees abrupt decrease of external liability at the expense of growth of borrowing inland. The story comments. (A1)

On Friday State Duma accepted new remark to the decree " About elections of deputies in State Duma" . New remarks foresee transfer from mixed system of elections to proportional. It means that all 450 deputies from Lower Chamber will be elected only by parties. The story gives details. (A2; Izvestia 3)

The deputies want to return the right of compulsory buying up stocks from petty stock-holders, who gathered 95% of stocks. The price on stocks will be settled by appraiser, chosed by officials. The story comments. (A2)

VEDOMOSTI. COMPANIES & MARKETS SUPPLEMEN

At the end of last week, Russian network " Eldorado" and British company " Dixons" announced about subscription of optional agreement, according which British company will be able to redeem 100% of stocks by 2011. The story comments. (B1; Kommersant 13)

" Gazprom" has managed to negotiate with Kirgyziya about renewal of gas deliveries by old price 44$ for 1000 cubic meters. But Russian Company will pay for this not with money. The story gives details. (B2)

The new president of Moscow Stock Exchange Viktor Utkin will have to revive the exchange. There have not been any dealership with floater for last years. The story comments. (B5)

" VympelKom" and " MTC" intend to make minimal price in its region, below which dealers won' t be able to sale their prepaid-contracts. The story comments. (B8)

NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA (18/4/2005)

Last Friday president Putin' s assistant Viktor Ivanov visited Lyuksemburg and publicly highlight key points in relationship between Russia and one of its strategic partners. Officially Viktor Ivanov doesn' t take up any posts, which give him the right for making statements about foreign policy. The story comments. (1, 6)

Espionage scandal darkened Russian success in Hanover. German authorities accused employee of Russian Embassy in Germany Aleksandr Kuzmin of undercover work. The story comments. (1, 7)

The minister of Finances Aleksey Kudrin has promised convertibility by 2007. But the experts consider that convertibility won' t improve the situation in the country. The story comments. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 1, 4; Izvestia 1, 2; Kommersant 1, 14; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2)

On Saturday the representatives of 16 communistic parties from ex-republics of USSR gathered in Moscow on their 33d Conference. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov appealed his brother-in-arms " to protect the truth of the history and retrieve Stalin' s character" . The story comments. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 2; Izvestia 3; Kommersant 3; Rossiiskaya Gazeta 2)

On Friday State Duma accepted new remark to the decree " About elections of deputies in State Duma" . New remarks foresee transfer from mixed system of elections to proportional. It means that all 450 deputies from Lower Chamber will be elected only by parties. The story gives details. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 2; Izvestia 3)

On elections of the leader of right wing party (Union of right power) all resources will be enabled, including administrative. Main struggle will be between protege Nemtsov and protege Chubais. The story comments. (2)

On Saturday in Ufa rally of local opposition, demanding retirement of Bashkirian president Murtaza Rakhimov, should took place. However at the last moment this auction was canceled and instead of oppositionists 5 thousands of presidential supporters appeared on rally. The story comments. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 3; Kommersant 4)

On the 15th of April in Makhachkala the building of Leninskiy Office of Public Prosecutor was detonated. As a result of explosion- the building was destroyed completely, part of the documents burnt down and 6 people were injured. The story gives details. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 3; Izvestia 4)

The Company " British Petroleum" is trying to save its business in Russia. The head of the company Jone Brown is going to have personal interviewith president Putin, according this question. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta; Izvestia 1, 9)

In Egypt Russian scuba divers died. In brief. The story investigates. (7; Novie Izvestia 1, 6)

In Saturday in Rio de Janeiro Russian test-pilot Oleg Starykh was murdered. According to police version, he was murdered with the purpose of robbery by a woman. The story investigates. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 7; Izvestia 1, 4; Kommersant 5)

ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA (18/04/2005)

The technique of unification Krasnoyarsk Territory will become a good example for other regions of Russia. During last Sunday referendum the majority of electorate of Krasnoyarsk Territory, Evenskii and Taimyrskii autonomous regions voted for joining up these regions. The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2; Izvestia 1, 2; Kommersant 3)

On Sunday in the center of Moscow ex-head of Dagestan department of Federal Pension Fund and the deputy of State Dagestan Soviet Sharafutdin Musaev with his young wife were murdered. The story gives details. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 1, 2; Izvestia 4; Kommersant 6)

The Ministry of Agriculture denies its belonging to " meat agreement" with USA. In brief. The story comments. (2)

In conclave in Vatican 115 cardinals are electing the pontific. In brief. The story comments. (3; Vremya Novostei 1)

Last Friday the minister of Regional Development Vladimir Yakovlev inspected presidential instruction about construction of two new schools, medical center and three apartment house in Beslan. The Center gave 1, 5 billion rubles for this purpose. The story comments. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta 4; Izvestia 2)

Moscow authorities appealed Moscowers to gather money for buying new modern technique for veterans in honor of 9th of May. The story gives details. (4)

In an interview famous Russian producer Boris Pokrovsky shares his view on social and ethnic parameters of modern life. The story comments. (5)

NOVIE IZVESTIA (18/04/2005)

State Trade Revision tested capital trading networks of supermarkets. The results are frustrating. The story comments. (1, 3)

Russian manufacture of alcohol is cutting down sharply. Manufacture of vodka cut down on 12%; of wine- 33%. The story gives details. (3)