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10/18/2013

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World Economic Forum Gathers Leaders to Reignite Russia's Economy

Business and political leaders will sit down in a Moscow hotel this weekend to draft a report aimed at plotting a way forward for Russia's sputtering economy by showcasing the achievements of its regions.

11 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Urge Putin to Free Greenpeace Activists

International pressure on Russia over the arrest of Greenpeace activists mounts as the Nobel Peace Prize winners press President Vladimir Putin to drop the piracy charges.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 17, 2013

BBC Monitoring
The only English round-up of today's Russian language newspapers.

Foreign Ministry Says Iran Nuclear Talks 'Quite Promising'

Reuters
International talks this week on Iran's nuclear program were "quite promising" and Tehran's new proposals could produce progress toward ending the standoff between global powers and the Islamic state, Russia said Thursday.

Q&A: Clear Messages Crucial to Nestle Chief's Success

Anyone plowing through a Moscow restaurant guide will notice the predominance of Italian options over other European cuisines. Nestle Russia's chief executive, Maurizio Patarnello, explains why Russians have developed such a penchant for his home country's food.

Canadian Developer to Invest $2.5Bln in Russia's Rail Stations

Canada's Trinity Development will channel $2.5 billion over the next five years to retail, housing and office development projects at four train stations in Russia, with more funds likely to follow.

Mayors Promote Their Regions' Advantages

The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times interviewed more than 50 mayors and governors for its Beyond Moscow series, asking many of them about what they saw as the reasons for investors to be interested in their respective cities or regions. Below is a selection of some of the answers.

Snowden Not a Fugitive, Father Says After Russia Visit

Reuters
The father of Edward Snowden said upon returning from Russia that the former U.S. spy agency contractor has more secrets to share and should stay abroad "to make sure the true story is told" about his intentions in leaking sensitive information.

Suspected Biryulyovo Killer Rescinds Confession

The Moscow Times
Azerbaijan wants to provide consular support to an Azeri accused of a killing that triggered ethnic riots in Moscow's Biryulyovo district, the country's ambassador said, as the suspect rescinded his confession in the case.

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