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Think Tank Reopens Shuvalov Corruption Scandal

A London-based think tank is reigniting the row over allegations of corruption against Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov with the publication of a new report Thursday.

What the Papers Say, Nov. 7, 2012

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

McFaul to Focus on Economic Ties

"I got a little bit of sleep, but I was up pretty early," U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul said Wednesday afternoon, shortly after his boss, President Barack Obama, declared election victory.

U.S.-Russian Reset Likely to Lose Momentum

U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election was widely praised in Moscow, although opposition leaders and analysts cautioned that the much-touted “reset” in relations would hardly continue in its present form.

Amid Defense Ministry Shakeup, Corruption Case Grows

Sergei Shoigu officially took over his new defense minister duties Wednesday, receiving the so-called nuclear briefcase, while prosecutors announced new findings in a corruption case at a ministry agency that led to the ouster of his predecessor.

MegaFon Holders Approve Buying Into Yevroset

The Moscow Times
MegaFon's shareholders have given the green light to the mobile operator's plan to buy a stake in Yevroset, the cellphone retail chain in which VimpelCom already is a part-owner.

Izhmash Weapons Factory Will Have to Wait for New Leader

Venerable weapons manufacturer Izhmash is embroiled in an extraordinary public clamor by factory old-timers concerned about management efficiency, while its parent company announced Wednesday that it had postponed the appointment of the plant’s new director.

Police Charge Editor With Extortion

The Moscow Times
The editor-in-chief of the independent Yekaterinburg news agency was charged with blackmail Wednesday, police said, in what critics say is part of a campaign by the authorities to pressure the popular local website.

Georgia Detains Army General and Ex-Minister

The Georgian government detained the armed forces' chief of staff on Wednesday on suspicion of abuse of power, stepping up what the opposition says is political persecution of President Mikheil Saakashvili's allies.

Internet Blacklist Off-Limits to Foreign Firms

The Moscow Times
Foreign-owned websites and hosting companies that are affected by the new Internet law dealing with banned content don’t have access to the Communications and Press Ministry’s official blacklist, even if they are affected by it.

S7 Jet Loses Wheel in Flight

The Moscow Times
An S7 airline jet arrived Wednesday in Novokuznetsk on a flight from Moscow with a wheel — and the landing was so smooth that no one, including the pilots, realized the loss.
U.S. President Barack Obama rejoicing in his re-election as confetti falls on stage after his victory speech at his election rally in Chicago on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Barack Obama rejoicing in his re-election as confetti falls on stage after his victory speech at his election rally in Chicago on Tuesday.

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