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12/12/2012

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Norilsk Nickel Deal Revised

Billionaire Roman Abramovich agreed to buy 5.87 percent of shares in nickel and palladium giant Norilsk Nickel for approximately $1.5 billion from its majority owners RusAl and Interros under revised terms of the deal disclosed by the companies Tuesday.

What the Papers Say, Dec. 11, 2012

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

NATO's Volga Airport Hits Snarl

Five months after Moscow finalized an agreement with NATO to use Ulyanovsk's airport for transporting military equipment from Afghanistan, not a single flight has been carried out.

Activists' Homes Searched in Riots Case

Investigators searched the apartments of three opposition activists Tuesday in connection with a criminal case into an alleged plot by top protest leaders to instigate riots across Russia.

Chart: What to Expect in the Telecommunications Industry Next Year

Mobile services are developing at a fast clip, more Russians are using the Internet and online retailers are carving up the market — all trends this year that point to more frantic growth for the telecommunications sector in 2013.

Experts Dismiss Population Rise as Momentary Blip

In his first address to parliament as president on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin is likely to reiterate that improving Russia's demographic situation will be one of the key targets of his six-year term.

U.S. Report: Russia Drags Behind Developing Peers

To maintain its role in the world, Russia will need to diversify its economy, improve opportunities for foreign investment and exports, as well as confront a shrinking and increasingly Muslim population, according to a new report by a U.S. government think tank.

Sauer Says Onexim Isn't Bidding For Vedomosti

Derk Sauer, chairman of Sanoma Independent Media's supervisory board and president of Onexim media division RBC, denied a newspaper report Tuesday that Onexim was seeking a stake in Vedomosti.

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