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01/25/2013

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Party Conflict Highlights Divisions in Opposition

The social-democratic Just Russia party issued an ultimatum Thursday to four members who are leaders in the anti-Kremlin protest movement, warning them to quit leadership roles in other organizations or face dismissal from the party.

What the Papers Say, Jan. 25, 2013

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

Georgia-Russia Relations Warming

A cocktail-party chat that lasted only minutes has triggered hopes that the country's troubled relations with Georgia might be headed for substantial recovery.

Homegrown Luxury Car Fails to Excite

The plan to mass-produce a Russian luxury car has elicited little, if any, enthusiasm from the companies that are supposed to be hard at work to make it happen.

Defense Industry Plans 'Crisis' Shopping Abroad

A senior official on the government's defense industry commission, which is chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, has called on industry executives to shop for promising technologies in the West, taking advantage of those countries economic difficulties.

Il-76MD Transport Plane Delivered to China

The Moscow Times
Rosoboronexport and the Ilyushin Aviation Co. shipped the first of 10 used Il-76MD military transport planes ordered by China in 2010, a source in the defense industry said.

Forest Defender Stabbed in Moscow Region

A State Duma deputy's assistant and local lawmaker who battled development in Moscow region forestland is in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest by an unidentified assailant near her home in the village of Zelyony on Wednesday night.

Duma Passes Anti-Gay Law in First Reading

The Moscow Times
The State Duma on Friday gave its initial approval to a bill heavily criticized by international rights groups that bans so-called "homosexual propaganda" among minors.

U.S. Quits Key Bilateral Working Group

The United States has quit a key bilateral platform for discussing human rights and democracy with Russian officials because of "new restrictions on civil society," a U.S. official said Friday.

50,000 Chickens Burn Alive in Kirov Farm Fire

The Moscow Times
About 50,000 chickens burned alive overnight when a fire ripped through a Kirov region poultry farm.

16-Year-Old Girl Survives 9-Story Fall in Yaroslavl

The Moscow Times
A 16-year-old female resident of Yaroslavl survived a 9-story fall and got off with fairly minor injuries, police said Friday.

Gazprom Sends Kiev $7Bln Bill

Reuters
Ukraine took its first major step away from dependency on Russian gas imports on Thursday when it signed a $10 billion shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell.

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