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Deputy Says NGO Bill Has Strict Limits

A much-debated bill that labels certain foreign-funded nongovernmental groups as “foreign agents” will only affect organizations that strive for regime change.

Sakha Wants to Introduce 'Stick-Pulling' to Olympics

Athletes from around the world will be trying to outdo one another at "stick-pulling" in the Olympics one day if Russia gets its way.

Family Feud Hits Idyllic Gated Community

Just beyond the northwestern edge of the capital, the Rosinka townhouse development offers a slice of Western suburbia in the Moscow region, with grassy lawns tracing gentle hills and a mixture of American and Russian children racing bikes in the streets.

What the Papers Say, July 18, 2012

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

AAR Makes Official Offer for Other Half of TNK-BP

The Moscow Times
BP's oligarch partners in TNK-BP formally notified the company Wednesday that they are seeking to increase their holding in Russia's third-largest oil company to up to 100 percent.

Erdogan Lauds Russia's Role in Turkish Economy

The Moscow Times
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that joint work with Russia in nuclear energy is the most significant investment in recent years in the Turkish economy, adding, "This step has been taken despite the negative attitude that exists in the world on this issue."

UN Vote on Syria Resolution Delayed

Combined Reports
A vote scheduled for Wednesday on a proposed United Nations resolution to impose sanctions on Syria aimed at ending the 17-month civil war was postponed to Thursday at the request of UN special envoy Kofi Annan.

Wage Growth Fuels Consumption Boom

Rapid wage growth is fueling a consumption boom that has enabled the economy to shrug off falling oil prices and weak exports, but investment growth is slowing and industrial production stagnating.

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