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10/19/2012

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Radio Liberty's Fate Unclear

Soviet listeners tuned in to Radio Liberty, Voice of America and the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Russian service to get objective information.

Q&A: For McDonald's Khasbulatov, It's All About People

Of all the places you might look for a person who once ran state-owned restaurants in the Soviet Union, the echelons of top executives at McDonald’s might not be an obvious choice.

Fashion Manufacturing Coming on Shore

While some Russians express patriotism by screaming at Luzhniki stadium, Russian designers, who are increasingly adopting domestic manufacturing, find that the sound of high heels clicking down a runway is better proof of their love for the motherland.

Police Detain TNK-BP Executive Offering to Sell Kremlin Posts

The Moscow Times
Police said Friday that they had detained a senior executive at British-Russian oil company TNK-BP on suspicion of trying to sell sought-after positions in the presidential administration.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 19, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Amid Crackdown, Opposition Debates to Determine Leadership

At midnight, the halls of the independent Dozhd TV station were dark and empty, with only the "on air" sign lit up in red indicating that the channel still had something left to broadcast.

Opposition Governor Questioned in Moscow

Moscow authorities have questioned Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh on suspicion of misappropriating more than $3.5 million from a now-defunct opposition party and giving the money to a firm founded by protest leader Alexei Navalny.

Rostelecom Could Issue New Debt

Investment banks are advising Rostelecom to sell convertible bonds, but the move might not be in line with the government's plan to wind up as the majority shareholder of the giant to be formed by a merger of the long-distance operator with Svyazinvest.

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