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07/17/2012

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NGO Bill to Impact Business Groups

As a disputed bill branding foreign-funded nongovernmental organizations "foreign agents" awaits approval by the Federation Council, confusion reigned Monday over the bill's effect on large international business groups.

As Putin Cracks Down, 2 Opposition Activists Seek Asylum

Two opposition activists have fled the country and say they want to receive political asylum in Europe because of fear of imprisonment after being investigated for violence at a May 6 protest.

United Russia Wants to Extend 'Foreign Agent' Label to Media

United Russia wants to label media outlets financed from abroad as “foreign agents” and to gain the power to oust lawmakers without a court ruling.

Vladivostok Ponders Whether a $1Bln Bridge Makes a City

Perhaps there is no better way to declare your ambition to become a world-class port city than to build an extraordinarily lengthy bridge over a bay.

What the Papers Say, July 16, 2012

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

Lavrov Accuses West of Blackmail on Syria

Combined Reports
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused the West of effectively trying to use blackmail to secure a new UN Security Council resolution that could allow for the use of outside force to end Syria’s civil war.

Forest Being Transferred to Build Nuclear Plant

The Moscow Times
The government has allocated 242.3 hectares of land from the forest fund to construct the Nizhny Novgorod Nuclear Power Plant.

City Hall Gets Priority Land Rights

Vedomosti
Moscow's City Hall has received the right of first refusal to land in the territories recently incorporated into the city.

$600M Housing Project Cancelled Over Traffic Jams

Vedomosti
Moscow's Urban Planning Commission has cancelled a housing development project in the area of Kutuzovsky Prospekt and Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko

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