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Press Review

KOMMERSANT (3.05.06)

Prosecutors chase former Unikombank officials accused in stealing $ 231 million in 1997, supposed to be used to finance

MIG jet production. Paper says it is an attempt to investigate the possible Kasyanov involvement in the deal. MMK was a

prime-minister during that period (page 1)

United Russia wants to kick off party member Volgograd major Yevgeny Ishenko. Ishenko is accused in poor management of the city. But unofficially he refused to follow up on party orders (2)

Russia has no any spy-satellites on orbit; the last one was taken off this Saturday, according to the defense Ministry (2)

Some regional producers of soft drinks want to create a united brand to fight with Coca and Pepsi on Russian market Several soft-drinks producers from Smolensk, Ufa, Orenburg, Moscow will take part (page5)

Avtovaz might soon become bankrupt as the new managers from the defense industry say previous management is to blame. New chairman of the director's board Vladimir Artyakov speaks on the company plans (page7)

Vedomosti (3.05.06)

Russian government brings laws on tax amnesty to Duma. Soon those who want to legalize they capitals can do that, paying 13% of tax. But experts say not everyone will be ready to do so (A3)

Georgian government considers stopping the import of Russian beer in the country. But the share of Russian beer in Georgia is rather small and it will not have any influence (B6)

Burger King looks for partners in Russia, eyes partnership with Shokoladnitsa chain. (B7)

Izvestia (03.05.06)

Kremlin invites US Ketchum PR agency to pr Russian chairmanship in G8 summit. Ketchum is a full service public relations agency offering marketing communications services, corporate reputation management, crisis management consulting (page 3)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta (3.05.06)

General prosecutor office accuses education minister Fursenko in tolerating bribes in school. Prosecutor office says most of bribes are used as volunteer donations. (Page 2, also Vedomosti page 1)

Cuban Communist party official in charge of religion visits Moscow to negotiate the opening of an Orthodox church in Cuba there is a Community of Russian women who married locals need it (page 8)

One third of Moscow city 550 Ferris wheels are not in condition to be used by visitors, inspectors say (page11)

Presidential decree on the Presidential guard flag is published (page 17)

Supreme Court decision explaining how the courts have to use the law in the cases involving orphan children (page19)

Vremya Novostei (3.05.06)

Central Election commission member Valery Krukov speaks on how reforms will be carried in election process says there are plans to install more computers to calculate bulletins in the region. Most of them are still calculated by hand (4)

Krasnaya Zvezda (3.05.06)

Ministry of Defense plans to open branches to oversee the preservations of Russian military memorials in various foreign countries like China, Germany, Baltic States, Romania, Hungary (page 1)