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11/13/2012

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Putin's Human Rights Council Gets 39 New Members

President Vladimir Putin's human rights council gained 39 new members on Monday as its total membership count rose from 40 to 62 in a reshuffle that saw more than a dozen leave.

What the Papers Say, Nov. 12, 2012

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

Intrigue Thrives in Kalashnikov’s Town

Regional authorities might have orchestrated recent accusations by arms maker Izhmash employees against the company's management in order to get control over the company.

Expats Say, 'Sure, Why Not?' to English-Language Radio

Dial-surfing radio listeners were treated to an unfamiliar sound today — spoken English.

Professionals, Activists Question Duty-Free Ban

Aviation professionals and consumer rights activists have reacted with bemusement to plans to ban passengers from carrying duty-free alcohol on board airplanes.

'Adaptation Center' to Help Migrants Integrate

Russia’s largest association of migrants opened an “adaptation center” in Moscow on Monday that will help workers from other countries learn Russian, obtain professional training and get medical insurance and bank loans.

Georgian Prime Minister, on Brussels Visit, Criticized Over Arrests

Reuters
NATO and European Union leaders upbraided Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Monday over the arrest of political opponents as he visited Brussels to try to bolster ties with the West.

Physical Threats Mark Construction Fight

Construction of a restaurant in Moscow's Lefortovo neighborhood has led to physical threats and written complaints after a handful of local residents and municipal deputies challenged the workers at the reportedly illegal building site.

Russia Says Syrian Opposition Should Seek Dialogue

Reuters
Russia said Monday that a new Syrian opposition coalition that aims to oust President Bashar Assad should seek an end to the Syrian crisis through negotiation and reject outside interference.

Russia to Send Aid Package to Sandy Victims

The Moscow Times
The Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday that it will send two Ilyushin-76 cargo planes to New York carrying 50 tons of humanitarian aid to Americans feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Russian Migrants Federation head Madzhumder Mukhammad Amin sporting a smock that reads “Welcome to Moscow” while holding a metro map at the opening of a migrant assistance center Monday.

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Russian Migrants Federation head Madzhumder Mukhammad Amin sporting a smock that reads “Welcome to Moscow” while holding a metro map at the opening of a migrant assistance center Monday.

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