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08/01/2012

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Navalny Faces 10 Years for Timber Theft

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny compared himself to jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky after prosecutors charged him with organizing the theft of timber products from a state company in 2009.

Forget Batman. Russians Get Own Superheroes

Russia is a long — and often perilous — way to go from the Western world, so much so that even superheroes rarely make the journey.

What the Papers Say, July 31, 2012

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

In Poland, Romney Chides Russia

Reuters
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has held up Poland's transition from communism to democracy as an example for the rest of the world while saying Russia had faltered on the path to freedom.

Fashion Show Shines Spotlight on Ukraine's Disabled

The Associated Press
At a glitzy Kiev nightclub brimming with neon lights and energetic pop music, the models showed off sleek evening gowns and glamorous hats as Ukraine's celebrities cheered on.

New Trial for Tymoshenko Delayed to Aug. 14

Reuters
A Ukrainian court resumed a tax evasion case Tuesday against jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko but then postponed the hearing for two weeks after a wrangle over whether she could take part in proceedings by video link from her hospital bed.

BP Reports Loss As Russian Income Drops

Combined Reports
BP reported Tuesday a net loss of $1.4 billion for the second quarter as the embattled company faced a fall in income from TNK-BP and other challenges.

Iranians Blocked at Astrakhan Port

Bloomberg
Russia is taking legal action to block companies controlled by Iran from acquiring the strategic Astrakhan port on the Caspian Sea in violation of United Nations sanctions.

MTS Slams Apple Over High Prices

Bloomberg
Mobile TeleSystems, the iPhone's biggest wireless carrier in the country, criticized Apple for not cutting the device's $1,000-plus price in the country and being too strict about how it's sold.

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