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Wilting Crops Power Mineral Stocks

As the worst drought in over 50 years grips the United States, driving corn prices to record levels amid fears of an imminent global food crisis, Russian fertilizer producers are eyeing a financial bonanza.

Pussy Riot Counts on Madonna for Help

As a court ruled Monday that the Pussy Riot trial would start July 30, the three jailed punk rockers were pinning their hopes on Madonna's raising their plight at upcoming concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Election Observers Condemn Local Vote

In a stinging rebuke to the authorities and United Russia, election observers said Monday that weekend municipal elections in a provincial town had been too tarnished by fraud to be considered legitimate.

What the Papers Say, July 23, 2012

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

Murmansk Sues Vkontakte Over Porn on Site

The Moscow Times
Murmansk prosecutors have sued Vkontakte, the country's largest social network, over pornographic materials distributed by its users.

Ministry Promises Support to Car Parts Makers

The Moscow Times
The Industry and Trade Ministry will support auto parts manufacturers who didn’t manage to get contracts from automakers.

Miel Reaches Settlement With Creditors

Property developer Miel said it had reached a settlement with creditors, as the company is undergoing bankruptcy and facing criminal proceedings.

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