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Vote Watchdogs Urge Activists to Become Elections Officials

A presidential election in Russia isn't scheduled for another five years, but the people who will run the polling stations and count the ballots are already being selected.

What the Papers Say, Jan. 21, 2013

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

Moscow Exchange Will Float Its Shares Exclusively on Itself

The Moscow Exchange announced Monday that it will shun the foreign stock markets traditionally tapped by Russian companies and go ahead with an initial public offering on its own Russian trading platforms.

Russia Needs Immigrants, FMS Chief Says

Russia urgently needs to attract immigrants over the coming years to avoid labor shortages, the country’s top migration officer said Monday.

Deputies Ask That Chess Master Karpov Be Investigated as Foreign Agent

Chess champion Anatoly Karpov proposed the exclusion of an article from the anti-smoking bill being considered by the Duma.

Progress Being Made On Space Launch Pad

The government will complete infrastructure construction this year for the Vostochny space launch facility, an alternative to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, a top official said.

Polish Soprano Puts Moscow Metro Sound System in Danger

The Moscow Times
One of the hardest things for an opera reviewer is to do is to describe the lead singer's voice. The reviewer could list off notes or compare the voice to that of a bird.

Razvozzhayev's Siberian Jailing Upheld in Moscow Courtroom

The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld a decision to keep opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev in a Siberian pretrial jail until April 1.

Anti-Putin Jibe Wins Applause at Awards Ceremony

A prominent cartoonist won loud applause at a usually politics-free awards ceremony when he suggested that President Vladimir Putin shared responsibility for the death of an anti-corruption campaigner in a Moscow jail.

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