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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Press Review


President Putin already this fall may lose his devoted friend German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder due to changes in the latter' s political career. The story examines them in detail. (1, 6)

Russia may move its Black Sea military base from Sevastopol to Krasnodarsky Krai--such a proposal was made to President Putin over the weekend by Admiral Eduard Baltin, the former Commander of the Black Sea Fleet. The story reveals the essence of the proposal. (1, 2)

During his 2-day state visit to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan' s President Nursultan Nazarbayev will sign a significant political document -- the Baku Declaration on Supporting the Transport East-West Corridor. Besides that, Nazarbayev will also sign an agreement on Kazakhstan' s accession to the project of the export oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Djeikhan. The story examines these documents. (1, 5)

The Economic Development Ministry in 2006 hopes to create 10 special economic zones-- 5 industrial-production and 5 technical -inculcating ones. This was stated on Monday by Deputy Minister Andrei Sharonov in the state Duma. The story describes what he told deputies about such zones. (3)


Document. The newspaper today offers a full text of the Federal Law concerning the elections of deputies to the State Duma. (22-31) .The story examines its major provisions. (1, 17)

The 89th session of the European Conference of Transportation Ministers is to open in Moscow today when delegations from 48 countries will attend it. In an interview Russian Transporation Minister Igor Levitin, who heads the Russian delegation talks about this forum, focusing on issues it will discuss. (1, 4)


The Interior Ministry is drafting a bill on an obligatory insurance of citizens from committing crimes. The story reveals the essence of the need for such legislation. (1, 2)

The Magadan Election Commission on Monday summed up preliminary results of the Sunday elections to the Regional Duma, saying that the majority of seats went to United Russia. The story examines the main results. (2)

State authorities intend to defend consumers from counterfeit and low quality goods. The story examines how they plan to do it. (3)

The American dollar at the Moscow Inter-Bank Currency Exchange on Mondaygrew almost by 9 kopecks as compared with the results of the previous trading and amounted to 28. 06 rubles/$. This is the dollar' s highest price over the past 3 months. Specialists, however, say that the growth of the dollar will not last long. (3)


First Lady Lyudmila Putina in the Moscow region on Sunday conducted a meeting of Russian and Italian children aged 12-14 years. The story describes the meeting that was part of the project of the development of the Russian language that is coordinated by the First Lady. (5)

In an interview Alexander Glotov, chief of the Housing Cooperation Department of the transnational financial and industrial group " Affordable Housing" , says what concrete variants his company offers to unwealthy categories of the population who would like to obtain not expensive apartments. (6)

The 9th International Fair of Contemporary Art " Art-Moskva" is to open in the Central Artists Club today. The story describes the Fair, its participants and their interesting works, including several drawings devoted to the current court trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. (7)

The 13th International Avto Show " SIA-2005" opened in Kiev on May 23. The story describes the event, focusing on the presence of Russian car-makers in it. (7)

The Pension Fund has summed up preliminary results of work of managing companies. The story examines some of them. (11)

Starting June 1, banks intend to register their debtors, who take credits and forget to clear them off. The story explains how it will be done. (12 )

Uniastrum Bank in the center of Omsk on Sunday opened its 20th affiliate. On the same day the bank as a charity act presented City Hospital 7 with two television sets and a 100, 000 ruble certificate to buy medicines and medical equipment. (13)

On the occasion of its 80th jubilee, the editorial board offers a reprint of Komsomolskaya Pravda No. 1 as of Sunday May 24, 1925


The abductors of Sergei Kukura, the First Vice-President of the LUKoil concern, will go on trial in the Smolensk City Court on May 25. The feature story details his case, shedding light on reasons behind the abduction in 2003. (1, 5)

The story offers several little-known details of the Beslan hostage- taking crisis on Sept. 1, 2004. The focus is on 4 questions that have remained so far unanswered. (1, 4)

The Moscow city gvt has signed a city decree that bans any unsanctioned mounting of radio electronic devices. The story comments on the document, focusing on its aim. (1)

Representatives from public organizations got together in the Kremlin administration to over the weekend to discuss how to improve the life of Russian children? The story comments on the issue, focusing on the lack of authorities' concrete actions in this sphere, only their decisions left on papers a rule and their promises. (3)