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Scientists Slam Academy Reform

Researchers demand more time for discussion of a government-backed bill that would enact major reforms at the Academy of Sciences.

What the Papers Say, July 2, 2013

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

Snowden Hits Hurdles in Search for Asylum

The Associated Press
American fugitive Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Business Amnesty Bill Approved

The State Duma on Tuesday passed in the third and final reading the long-awaited economic crimes amnesty bill, which will free several thousand businessmen from the nation's prisons.

Flightradar24 Expands Live Flight Tracking Service Over Russia

Stockholm-based Flightradar24 has extended its capability to track commercial flights over Russia in real time, installing additional plane positioning receivers on local roofs.

U.S. and Russia Want Syria Conference Soon, Kerry Says

The Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that both the U.S. and Russia are seriously committed to having an international conference on Syria and setting up a transitional government to end the bloodshed and "save the state of Syria."

No Russian Security Guards at American 'Mass Events,' U.S. Agency Says

RIA Novosti
The top U.S. emergency response agency moved to quell a flurry of Internet-driven speculation this week that Russian security teams could be deployed at large public events in the United States, saying the two countries will not swap security guards or soldiers under a long-running partnership agreement.

Tycoon Lebedev Avoids Jail Over TV Brawl

The Associated Press
Businessman Alexander Lebedev was found guilty Tuesday of assault for punching former real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky and sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

Third Russian Frigate Delivered to India

RIA Novosti
Russia has delivered the last in a series of three frigates built for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion 2006 contract, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.

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