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07/26/2012

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Senator Calls for Relaxed Gun Laws

Days after a gunman killed 12 people in a U.S. movie theater, a Federation Council senator has announced a push to ease Russia's strict firearms rules.

Clean Sources of Tap Water in Short Supply

When Moscow officials recently banned swimming in half of the city's outdoor bathing spots, the news underlined a perpetual worry: that the water here leaves a lot to be desired.

Media Subject to New Dry Law on Ads

Print media holdings and Internet portals will become a bit drier this year following the government's decision to prohibit them from publishing alcohol advertisements.

What the Papers Say, July 25, 2012

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

42 Dead as Tajik Offensive Ends

Reuters
Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon called off a military offensive Wednesday after rebel fighters agreed on concessions to end a battle that had killed 42 people.

Lebedev Says Government Deprived Aeroflot of $1Bln

Bloomberg
Aeroflot deprived minority owners of dividends by ceding revenue of about $1 billion in overflight fees to the Russian government during the past nine years.

Lavrov Harshly Criticizes U.S. Over 'Terror' in Syria

Reuters
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to justify terrorism against the Syrian government and berated Western nations he said had failed to condemn a bomb attack that killed senior security officials.

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