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What the Papers Say, Nov. 8, 2012

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

Shoigu Inherits Armed Forces at Crossroads

When Sergei Shoigu took the reins of the Defense Ministry on Thursday, he officially inherited a military at a crossroads, torn between tradition and the half-completed reforms of his disgraced predecessor, Anatoly Serdyukov.

Duma Lawmaker Slams U.S. Vote as 'Unfair'

A prominent State Duma lawmaker who observed the United States presidential election lambasted the vote as “systemically unfair” and riddled with organizational shortcomings.

More Than 180 Websites Put on Internet Blacklist in First Week

The Moscow Times
The Mass Media Inspection Service banned more than 180 websites after receiving a flood of complaints in the first three days new restrictions were in force.

What the Papers Say, Nov. 9, 2012

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

Russian Railways to Purchase Record Number of Locomotives

Russian Railways plans to buy a record number of locomotives next year to upgrade its aging fleet.

Dozens of Domestic Automakers to Pay Salvage Fee

The Moscow Times
Dozens of domestic automakers may have to pay the new car salvage fee at the same rate as importers after missing a deadline to submit their own recycling plans.

Russia Hopes for U.S. Flexibility on Missile Shield

The Associated Press
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday that Russia expects President Barack Obama to show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans following his re-election.

Putin Names United Russia Heavyweight Acting Moscow Region Governor

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed Andrei Vorobyov, head of the ruling United Russia party's State Duma faction, to the high-profile post of acting Moscow region governor.

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