Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today





Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that all obstacles preventing Russians from adopting children should be removed as soon as possible.



French President Francois Hollande will pay an official two-day visit to Russia starting on Wednesday.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Gennady Zyuganov, re-elected Saturday as leader of the Communist Party, a position he’s held for 17 years, said Tuesday that public calls to remove Stalin’s and Brezhnev’s graves from the Kremlin Wall Necropolis came from “provocateurs” and “SS loyalists.”

(The Moscow Times, Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


The United States and Russia will do “everything possible” to facilitate a dialogue between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday in Berlin following his first bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

(Kommersant, The Moscow Times)





Investors from Swiss-based Coca Cola HBC have put Russia on the same level of investment risks with Nigeria.



Russian Technologies head Sergei Chemezov is likely to get a seat on Norilsk Nickel's new board of directors after majority owners agreed to support his candidacy at the upcoming shareholder meeting.

(The Moscow Times)


Alexander Lebedev, a billionaire and co-owner of the Russian flagship air carrier Aeroflot, has nominated his 15-month-old son Yegor to the company’s board of directors.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)


Investigators searched the Moscow offices of RUSAL, the world's biggest aluminum company, on Tuesday over claims a subsidiary had not paid almost $7 million in tax.

(Vedomosti, Kommersant)


The World Bank cut its 2013 growth forecast for the Russian economy to 3.3 percent Tuesday, citing deteriorating global conditions and stubbornly high inflation that is likely to dampen domestic consumer demand.

(The Moscow Times)





A subsidiary of Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed a 20-year deal with Levant LNG Marketing Corp. to exclusively purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Israel’s Tamar offshore gas field in the Mediterranean.






After a two month battle by a group of Republican senators opposing his nomination, the US Senate Tuesday confirmed former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense by a vote of 58-41.

(Rossiiskaya Gazeta)





A delegation from Russia’s consumer watchdog began on Tuesday inspections of Georgian winemakers and mineral water producers.






Swedish furniture giant Ikea said meatballs sold in its 14 stores in Russia are not affected by a European recall over fears of horse meat.

(The Moscow Times)



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