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Foreign Ministry Plays Down U.S. Smuggling Arrests

The Foreign Ministry denied Thursday that 11 people accused in the U.S. of illegally exporting microelectronics to Russia are linked to Russian intelligence agencies.

Teachers Reveling in Growing Technology

Thousands of kilometers from the capital, a lone interactive whiteboard sits in a customs warehouse on Russia's southern border.

Q&A: Canadian Pioneer Recalls Gorbachev-Era Euphoria

Don't complain to Edward Belobaba that doing business here is difficult. He'll likely retort that you have no idea how easy it is compared with when he helped trail-blaze the path for Western investors into the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

Putin Signs Tajik Base Agreement

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin signed a deal Friday in Dushanbe that will allow Russia to keep a military base in Tajikistan until 2042.

Bryansk Governor Removed From Oct. 14 Vote

The Moscow Times
In an unusual instance of a ruling party candidate being removed from the ballot, a Bryansk region court on Friday ruled to cancel the registration of Bryansk region Governor Nikolai Denin of United Russia for the Oct. 14 gubernatorial election.

400 Passengers Stranded Due to Closing of Village Airport

The Moscow Times
Residents of an Arctic Ocean village have asked President Vladimir Putin to prevent the shutdown of a local airport, as 400 passengers were stranded in three airports Friday waiting for delayed flights to and from the village.

Steve Jobs Monument Planned in Novosibirsk

The Moscow Times
Devotees of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Novosibirsk are planning to install a monument to him in the form of a live apple tree equipped with sensors that can connect to smart phones.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 5, 2012

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

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