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Rosbank Bribery Scandal Highlights Need for Ethics Enforcement

A bribery scandal at French lender Societe Generale's Russian entity Rosbank shows that stricter measures should be implemented by both Western and Russian companies to enforce compliance with their codes of conduct, experts said.

Putin's Patriotism: Duma May Make Criticism of WWII Illegal

The State Duma has ordered an evaluation of a comment made by opposition politician Leonid Gozman in which he compared a Soviet intelligence agency to Adolf Hitler's SS on the grounds that the comment may hurt the image of Russia's military history.

What the Papers Say, May 17, 2013

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

U.S., Russia and Iran Tangle to Save Olympic Wrestling

RIA Novosti
Russia, Iran and the United States — rivals on the world stage — joined together in an unlikely alliance Wednesday inside New York's Grand Central Terminal train station for a wrestling exhibition to try to save their sport from being dropped in the Olympics.

New Yandex Feature Could Give Some Websites an Advantage

Internet search results will become interactive, enabling users to buy movie tickets or book doctor's appointments directly from the search result page, Yandex co-co founder Ilya Segalovich said Thursday.

Moscow 'Hopeful' on Syria Chemical Weapons Inspections

RIA Novosti
Russia hopes that Syrian authorities and the UN will agree on international inspections to look into the possible use of chemical weapons in the country's civil war, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Putin 'Disappointed' by Crushing Hockey Defeat to U.S.

RIA Novosti
President Vladimir Putin is disappointed by Russia's 8-3 hammering by the United States in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championships, despite not watching the game, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

After Putin, 3 Ministries to Get Helipads

The Moscow Times
The headquarters of the Defense, Emergency Situations and Interior ministries may soon be equipped with helipads in an effort to relieve traffic congestion, a news report said Friday.

Investigators Open Torture Case Into Orphanage Beatings

The Moscow Times
Investigators on Friday opened a criminal case on torture charges after footage of three teenage girls beating 10 young boys at an orphanage in Russia's Far East appeared on the Internet.

FBI Probes Tsarnaev's Contacts in Chechen Community

The Moscow Times
FBI investigators have searched the home of a former Chechen separatist in Manchester, New Hampshire, after establishing that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing met with him weeks before the terrorist attack that killed three and wounded 260 people last month.

Kadyrov Threatens to Delete Instagram Account

The Moscow Times
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has threatened to delete his Instagram account after engaging in a heated discussion with users of the photo-sharing application.

UN Secretary-General to Meet Putin for Talks on Syria, North Korea

The Moscow Times
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to<span id="bxid_34348"> </span>hold talks with President Vladimir Putin and<span id="bxid_34348"> </span>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Sochi on<span id="bxid_34348"> </span>Friday.

Military Service Replaced With Ballet for Kostroma Resident

RIA Novosti
A military registration and enlistment office in the city of Kostroma has granted a local resident's request to replace his military service with a stint as a ballet dancer.

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