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07/25/2012

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Media Landscape Shifts With Putin's Return

If prime-time television is any indicator, the country's media landscape is undergoing a major shakeup.

Rosneft Seeks BP's Half of TNK-BP

State-owned oil behemoth Rosneft said Tuesday that it was entering negotiations to acquire BP's stake in TNK-BP, which could be worth up to $30 billion.

Sibmost Prepares Public Offering

The Moscow Times
Russian construction company Sibmost is preparing an initial public offering, the company's CEO, Vladislav Koshkin, said Tuesday at a news conference.

What the Papers Say, July 24, 2012

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

Khodorkovsky Wins Rare Court Victory

Reuters
Jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky won a rare legal victory on Tuesday when a Supreme Court judge ordered a review of his appeal against his 2010 conviction on multibillion-dollar theft and money-laundering charges.

Cameron Ready for Putin Judo Diplomacy

Reuters
President Vladimir Putin, a black belt in judo, may spar with Britain's prime minister in the diplomatic arena over Syria at a judo match during the London Olympic Games.

Tajik Troops Attack Ex-Warlord After General Killed

Reuters
Tajikistan's security forces launched their biggest operation for nearly two years on Tuesday, using helicopter gunships in an assault on a former opposition warlord accused of killing a security services general in a remote eastern region.

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