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07/12/2012

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U.S. Jet Skiers Recross Bering Strait After Chukotka Detention

The Moscow Times
A group of six Americans who spent five days under guard in Chukotka after riding jet skis across the Bering Strait as part of a reality show have been released and are traveling to Alaska.

Twitter and Flood Unite Warring Political Sides

Opposition and pro-Kremlin activists and officials have joined forces in recent days to muster aid for victims of the flooding disaster in Krasnodar region.
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Q&A: Media Mogul Peter Gerwe Keeps Earning and Learning

Gerwe, currently head of Sistema's media empire, built one of Russia's first FM radio stations and first private TV network using out-of-the-box thinking he learned from his early mentor and boss, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

What the Papers Say, July 12, 2012

The Moscow Times
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

'Online Censorship' Bill Softened as Yandex, VKontakte Protest

The Moscow Times
A bill that would limit access to information online was altered ahead of its second reading in the Duma, while Russian Internet giants Yandex and Vkontakte followed Wikipedia's move to protest it.

What the Papers Say, July 11, 2012

The Moscow Times
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers
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United Russia Stands By NGO Bill

Despite a barrage of criticism, senior United Russia officials are adamant that a bill labeling NGOs that receive funding from abroad as "foreign agents" will be passed by the State Duma on Friday.

Sugar Trader Links With Former Leader of Kalmykia

The Moscow Times
One of the world's biggest sugar traders, France's Sucres & Denrees, is considering selling a stake to former regional president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov amid an uphill battle in local courts.

Syrian Opposition Blames Russia for Suffering

Combined Reports
The leader of a prominent Syrian opposition group criticized Russia's position on his country's conflict after talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Aeroflot Jet Skids Off Cyprus Runway

Combined Reports
An Aeroflot jet carrying 287 passengers and crew skidded off the runway at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after a tire blew out during landing Wednesday. No one was hurt.

City Wants More Control Over New Territory

Vedomosti
Deputy Moscow Mayor Marat Khusnullin has sent to the Economic Development Ministry a draft federal law on land regulation in the new territory of Moscow that would give the city sole authority over the land, allowing it to confiscate and redistribute property more quickly and without bidding.

Tymoshenko Appeal Delayed on Health Grounds

Reuters
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, whose jailing for abuse of power has soured Ukraine's relations with the European Union, had her appeal hearing postponed for five weeks Thursday so doctors can establish whether she is fit to attend.

U.S. Ranch Becomes Focus for Russian Adoption Anger

The Associated Press
Russian government officials arrived with a Moscow television crew in tow at the gates of a ranch for adopted children in remote northwestern Montana and demanded to be let inside.

Russian Delegation Visits U.S. to Lobby Against Magnitsky Bill

Reuters
The Russians are coming to Washington; in fact, they are already here. But they aren’t happy.

Putin to Talk Gas in Ukraine

Bloomberg
President Vladimir Putin will discuss natural-gas supplies during a visit to Ukraine amid disagreements between the neighbors similar to those that have previously disrupted deliveries to the European Union.

Anywayanyday.com to Raise $50M

Reuters
Russian online airfare- and hotel-booking site Anywayanyday.com intends to raise up to $50 million from investment funds at the end of 2012, ahead of a possible initial public offering in 2014.
Life goes on. New apartment buildings sprouting up Wednesday near a tall granite column topped with three flying cranes, a tribute to the 129 hostages who died during a 2002 terrorist raid on the Dubrovka theater. The monument was unveiled at the theater in southeast Moscow on the tragedy’s first anniversary.

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Life goes on. New apartment buildings sprouting up Wednesday near a tall granite column topped with three flying cranes, a tribute to the 129 hostages who died during a 2002 terrorist raid on the Dubrovka theater. The monument was unveiled at the theater in southeast Moscow on the tragedy’s first anniversary.

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