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01/31/2013

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Sechin Reaffirms $26Bln Role in Venezuela

Rosneft chief Igor Sechin said Wednesday that Russian investment in Venezuela remained safe even as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer.

Russians Not Lining Up to Adopt Americans

When the now-infamous ban on U.S. adoptions was first introduced in the State Duma in mid-December, some Russians suggested that a more appropriate response to the United States' sanctions-imposing Magnitsky Act would have been to push their compatriots to adopt American children.

What the Papers Say, Jan. 30, 2013

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

Moscow Nixes U.S. Anti-Crime Agreement

Moscow canceled a bilateral crime-fighting agreement with Washington because the “material aid” it had been established to provide is no longer needed, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday.

Kirov Governor Belykh Remains Witness in Corruption Case

The Moscow Times
Kirov region Governor Nikita Belykh, whom police investigators questioned for four hours on Wednesday over corrupt dealings at a state-owned distillery, said afterward that he remained a witness in the criminal case.

Russia Scraps Agreement With U.S. on Crime-Fighting Cooperation

The Moscow Times
The government has canceled an agreement with the United States on cooperation in law enforcement and drug control.

Church Plans Eco-Complex Near Azov

The Moscow Times
The Russian Orthodox Church is planning an "environmental" complex complete with a visitor center, climate-controlled greenhouses and a dock for boats near the southern city of Azov.

United Russia Deputy Faces Criminal Charges, Investigators Say

The Moscow Times
The Investigative Committee has petitioned the State Duma to strip United Russia deputy Vadim Bulavinov of his Duma seat and approve a criminal investigation into his abuse of office while serving as mayor of Nizhny Novgorod, the committee's official spokesman, Vladimir Markin, said Wednesday.

Qiwi Lands in Manhattan

A new wave of Russian immigrants has landed in the United States, but they represent a technical accomplishment and not huddled masses.

Voronezh Mine Project Could Get Public Scrutiny

The Moscow Times
The fate of a controversial mining project in the Voronezh region could be put up for public discussion, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi said Wednesday.

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