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Press Review

Kommersant (17. 04. 06)

United Russia will drive left. Party is preparing its new program, which contains left rhetoric and slogans. The party new strategy is prepared by Alexander Chadaev, an author of the book of Putin' s ideology (cover, also see Vedomosti)

Ministry of Health of Russian Federation will use sanctions against the famous Georgian Borjomi mineral water. (page 1)

Inmate attacks fellow prisoner, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky (page1)

Conflict in Duma over the Pension found. Some deputies propose to send money that employers pay for their workers to the found reserve, others say that this way employees can loose money (page 2)

Green Party joins Yabloko party, Kommersant see it as an attempt to make party stronger for the future merge with Union of Right forces (page 3)

Russian military orders to give to the Space agency it' s own Proton rocket in order to save the future launch of Kazakh satellite (page 4)

Nashi, pro Kremlin youth political movement will concentrate on creating NGO' s and helping Ministry of Defense to recruit youngsters in the army (page 6)

Berezovsky ally, new Kommersant owner Badri Patarakatsishviliy speaks on his dislike of Saakashviliy, Georgian-Russian relationship (page 10)

US court acts on the side of the Yukos temporary owners who try to block the Mazeikiu Nafta sell off to the people, connected with Khodorkovsky camp (page 13, page B1)

Rosatom, the state atomic body will buy several machine-building enterprises, specializing on building parts for atomic industry (page 16)

VEDOMOSTI (17. 04. 06)

Prosecutors open an investigation over the smuggle of the illegal cell phones to Russia worth $ 19 million. But an investigation is not opened against the Evroset, the company who owned phones, only against some custom brokers (page 1)

Western banks are against lowering taxes to Rosneft as the company is trying to save money on servicing it' s debts (cover)

Deputy natural resources minister Valentine Stepankov might leave his post over a fight for the Vodni Kodeks. Stepankov was trying to save Baikal Lake as he was responsible for drafting a more liberal law (page 3)

Potanin speaks to the paper on his investment plans, say " he doesn' t exclude to sell Komsomolka" , not interested in Kommersant (page 5)

German company buys 50% of shares of Zhizn newspaper. The company is UFG Private Equality, owned by Deutsche Bank (B1)

Oleg Deripaska will invest $ 70 million to build the new airport in Gelendzhik, south of Russia. (Page B2)

Owners of the Putinka vodka brand will build a large business center at the place of the former Cheremushski market (B7)

Boris Jordan, a minority owner of MGTS cell phone network sell 8% of the company shares, belonged to him. (page B8)

Izvestia (17. 04. 06)

A person who was previously accused in killing of the Senegal student Lampsar Samba in Sankt Petersburg walks free, as he found non guilty (page 2)

City to register marriages in the city hall (page 1)

GAZETA (17. 04. 06)

Russian academics and human rights activists sent several letters to the Public Chamber, asking them to check the cases of the jailed scientists. The head of the chamber Yevgeni Velikov gives no answer (page 1)

Gun designer Kalashnikov blames the US side in double standards, saying Americans allow Polish and Bulgarian producers to sell copies of Kalashnikov gun in Iraq, made without a license (page 6)

Head of the Duma property committee Viktor Pleskachevsky speaks on the price of land for the property owners. (page 16)

Nezavisimaya Gazeta (17. 04. 06)

Stealing oil from oil pipes might become as tough crime as extremism or bribes, according to the lawmakers who advocate hard punishment for doing this (page 1)

Russian companies can give credits to Moldova in order to take away the lucrative property in the region (page 1)

FSB, southern department chief Nikolay Lisinski speaks on terrorism threat in the region, saying 15 billion rubles to be spent in reconstruction of boarders (page 9)

Monument to the space dog Zvezdochka erected in the city of Izhevsk, Udmut republic. A space dog once landed there, according to the local historians. (Page 10)

Police on Rostov in Don City will use priests to help with street children (page 10)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta (17. 04. 06)

Deputy Moscow head in charge of communal property Peter Aksenov speaks on how authorities plan to clean the city (page1)

State history museum opens it' s doors after a long restoration. (Page 1)

Vremya Novostey.

Chinese industrial boom might be dangerous for Amur lake waters. Ecological activists ring bells as they see the dangerous tendencies (cover story)

Kalashnikov designer Mikhail Kalashnikov asks government to protect his name abroad, as US paper Washington Times say that Venezuela buys low-quality guns from Russia (page 2)

Moskovsky Komsomolets. (17. 04. 06)

City authorities will prohibit selling alcohol in parks (brief)

Sean Car, a British musician and a son in law of the Julia Timoshenko speaks about his marriage on her daughter (page 1)