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One Year Before Paralympics, Support for Disabled Improving

With just less than a year to go before the Sochi Winter Paralympics, government officials are talking up the games as a celebration of disabled athletes' dedication and sporting prowess.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 11, 2013

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A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Scandal Hits Duma Anti-Graft Chief

Irina Yarovaya, head of the State Duma's powerful Anti-Corruption and Security Committee, on Monday became the latest United Russia deputy to face embarrassing allegations of ethics violations with the publication of a report accusing her of de facto owning a multimillion-dollar apartment.

Real Organizer of Acid Attack Still Unknown, Bolshoi Director Says

The Bolshoi Theater's general director said he believes that dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who last week confessed to ordering an attack on the theater's ballet director, Sergei Filin, was only an "executor and a pawn in someone else's hands."

EU Visa Deal Looks Likely, But Catches Remain

A much-touted agreement with the European Union making travel easier for businesspeople, students, NGO workers and other professionals might go into force finally, as Brussels has changed its stance on Moscow's demand to include a visa waiver for government officials.

De Beers Ex-CEO Becomes Norilsk Chairman

The shareholders of Norilsk Nickel reached a landmark deal Monday, with a former De Beers chief executive being elected as the nickel producer's chairman.

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