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RIA Novosti Staff to Remain 'In Demand' at New Agency

Dmitry Kiselyov, the ultraconservative television host who was appointed Monday to head a new global news service on the base of RIA Novosti, said Tuesday that parts of the news agency would be preserved and that its staff would remain "in demand."

Russian Companies Find Market and Stepping Stone in Finland

The Russian businessmen were baffled. No matter how hard they tried to hint clearly that they were ready to grease the palm of the Finnish bureaucrat in order to get the construction permit needed to build a housing project, he did not seem to understand.

What the Papers Say, Dec. 10, 2013

BBC Monitoring
The only English round up of today's Russian-language newspapers.

The Moscow Times Awards Affirm City's Evolution

Moscow's brightest stars in business and culture were honored at the first annual Moscow Times Awards on Tuesday evening, in a ceremony held at the Metropol hotel.

Suicide Rate, Though High, Is Falling, Expert Says

RIA Novosti
Nearly a million people in Russia have committed suicide during the last two decades, an eminent psychiatrist said Wednesday, but the national suicide rate is falling.

Protest Camp Still Standing After Overnight Clash With Kiev Police

Riot police moved in on protest camps in central Kiev in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, dismantling barricades, tearing down tents and detaining several demonstrators, who shouted "Shame!" as the bells of the capital's major Orthodox cathedral tolled through the night.

One Charge Against Panova Dropped, 3 More Remain

The Moscow Times
A Yekaterinburg court on Tuesday dismissed one of the four charges facing Aksana Panova, the former editor-in-chief of the news agency, after investigators failed to prove that a crime had taken place.

Gorky Park Among Top 25 Most Popular Places for Facebook Users

The Moscow Times
Moscow's Gorky Park is one of the 25 most popular places checked into by Facebook users this year, the social networking site said.

Zhirinovsky Blames His Temper on Office Paneling

The Moscow Times
Lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky said he had found a reason for his trademark irascibility: the decorative panels that exude the toxic chemical formaldehyde in State Duma offices.

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