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State Recommends Schoolchildren Watch 100 Films

The government unveils a list of recommended films for school children that it hopes will help to bring different generations closer together.

What the Papers Say, Jan. 18, 2013

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

Germany Tries Couple on Spy Charges

Germany put a married couple thought to be in their mid-40s on trial this week on suspicion that they spied for Russia for more than two decades under the cover of being an ordinary middle-class family.

Acid Attack Made on Bolshoi Ballet Director

The Moscow Times
An unknown assailant threw acid in the face of Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin in an attack that police have linked to his professional activities.

Putin Not Pictured With Reputed Crime Boss, Spokesman Says

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denied that a photo widely circulated on the Internet showed Putin together with Aslan Usoyan, the reputed mafia leader who was buried in Moscow on Sunday after being shot dead by an unknown sniper.

Aeroflot, Transaero Undeterred by Dreamliner Woes

The global grounding of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner has not deterred Russian airlines from buying the aircraft, the country's two largest airlines said.

Funds Outflow Totals $64M

The Moscow Times
Russia-oriented investment funds have lost $64 million for the week ending Jan.16, a development that comes just a week after the same funds had experienced a significant influx of money.

Official Wants to Eliminate Anonymous Payments via Terminals

The Moscow Times
The head of the country's drug enforcement agency has proposed eliminating anonymous money transfers through free-standing payment terminals.                    <style type="text/css">     <!--         @page { margin: 0.79in }         P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; direction: ltr; color: #000000; widows: 0; orphans: 0 }         P.western { font-family: "Times New Roman", serif; font-size: 12pt; so-language: en }         P.cjk { font-family: "Arial Unicode MS", sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; so-language: zh-CN }         P.ctl { font-family: "Arial Unicode MS", sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; so-language: hi-IN }     -->     </style>  

Prosecutors: 20-Year-Old Bullet Found in Razvozzhayev's Back

The Moscow Times
Doctors at the Siberian detention facility where opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev is being held discovered a 20-year-old bullet lodged in his back during an examination, Prosecutor General's Office spokeswoman Marina Gridneva said Friday.

Man Falls Off Train, Chases It 7 Kilometers to Survive Sub-Freezing Weather

The Moscow Times
A 42-year-old resident of Bratsk fell off a train heading from Moscow to the Sakha republic and chased it for 7 kilometers to survive the minus 40 degree Celsius temperature, a news report said Friday.

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