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Putin Says Snowden Must Pick Country and Leave

President Vladimir Putin on Monday reiterated his stance that former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden needs to choose a country to seek asylum in and leave, amid reports that the American fugitive had officially applied for safe haven in Russia and more than a dozen other countries.

Putin Signs 'Blasphemy' and 'Gay Propaganda' Bills

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin has signed the so-called “blasphemy bill” and the “gay propaganda bill” — two pieces of legislation that have outraged the liberal opposition.

Global Gas Exporters Find Common Language in the Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged gas-exporting countries to step up joint efforts to deal with challenges that originated in the United States and Europe.

What the Papers Say, July 1, 2013

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

Kazakhstan Tells Britain Not to Lecture Them on Human Rights

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said Monday that nobody had the right to lecture his country, after British Prime Minister David Cameron raised concerns about human rights in the former Soviet state.

Hals Chief Synchronizes Personal and Professional Development

When Sergei Kalinin came to Moscow from Kazan in early 1992, he was much like Alexandre Dumas' mischievous musketeer, d'Artagnan, arriving to conquer the French capital - a little cash in his pocket but plenty of ambition in his head.

Germany's Greens Say Snowden Should Get Safe Haven in Europe

The leader of Germany's opposition Greens suggested on Monday that Europe provide a safe haven for former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose revelations about the extent of U.S. surveillance programs have infuriated America's allies.

AAR Corp. Intends Ulyanovsk Aircraft Venture

RIA Novosti
American defense contractor AAR Corp. has announced that it is exploring the possibility of doing business in Vladimir Lenin's birthplace of Ulyanovsk, reported.

Russia Exports Helicopters to Iraq

RIA Novosti
Russia will supply over 10 fully armed and equipped Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement, a representative of the country's state arms exporter told RIA Novosti.

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