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12/14/2012

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Russia Implicated in Litvinenko Death

The dramatic affair about the death of Alexander Litvinenko resurfaced with force Thursday, when a lawyer told a London judicial hearing that an initial assessment of evidence showed that the Russian state is to blame for the mysterious poisoning of the Kremlin dissident.

What the Papers Say, Dec. 13, 2012

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

Georgian Organized Clashes, Investigators Say

On the eve of the next major anti-government protest, investigators announced that they had evidence that a Georgian politician helped organize violent clashes at a May 6 protest in Moscow.

EasyJet Sells Tickets for Moscow-Manchester Flights

British budget airline EasyJet on Wednesday started selling tickets for a Moscow-Manchester service to begin in March, as the no-frills carrier looks set to slash the cost of flying between Russia and Britain.

Diaspora Youths Sold on Russian, but not Russia

Members of the diaspora who gathered in Moscow on Thursday for the Forum of Russian Compatriots welcomed President Vladimir Putin's recent edict to support remote Russian language-learning amid efforts in their home countries to limit the status of their mother tongue.

Q&A: How a British Banker's Wife Beat Culture Shock

Henrietta Challinor suffered overwhelming culture shock when she left her home in an upscale British village and found herself snorting like a pig in a Moscow supermarket in a desperate attempt to explain the items on her shopping list to the meat-counter attendant.

Foreign Ministry Denies Syrian Regime in Trouble

The<span id="bxid_681678"> </span>Foreign Ministry released a<span id="bxid_681678"> </span>statement on Friday denying that it had changed its stance on<span id="bxid_681678"> </span>the Syrian conflict a<span id="bxid_681678"> </span>day after a<span id="bxid_681678"> </span>senior diplomat said rebel forces could overwhelm Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

Fans Must Pass Security Checks for Sochi Games

The Moscow Times
Fans hoping to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics won't be able to watch the games without receiving security clearance, according to a government order published Friday.

City Police Warn Protesters on Eve of March

The Moscow Times
City police warned Muscovites on Friday that any unsanctioned protests in the city center would be broken up over the weekend.

Black Snow Falls in Omsk

The Moscow Times
Black snow has fallen in the Siberian city of Omsk for the second time in a week, a news report said Friday.

RusHydro Board Divided Over Share Issue

Reuters
Five of the 13 board members of state-controlled hydroelectric company RusHydro offered their resignations in a split over a planned new share issue.

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