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What the Papers Say, Dec. 5, 2013

BBC Monitoring
The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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EU Says Some Aspects of South Stream Unlawful

RIA Novosti
The European Commission on Thursday called for European Union member states to renegotiate the terms of their agreements with Gazprom on the South Stream natural gas pipeline, saying some aspects of the project were unlawful.

Tatarstan Airways To Be Grounded in the Aftermath of Fatal Crash

RIA Novosti
The agency that monitors civil aviation has recommended grounding a local airline that operated the Boeing 737-500 that crashed last month killing all 50 on board.

Q&A: Discipline Brings Healthy Success to MDMG Head

As any woman and some men know, giving birth is a traumatic experience. Which is why patients checking into one of MD Medical Group's 14 clinics for prenatal care or to actually give birth appreciate the sense of order and calm that pervades.

Corruption Cost Russia $271M in the Last 2 Years – Chief Investigator

RIA Novosti
Crimes involving corruption have cost Russia more than $271 million in the past two years, the country's chief investigator said Wednesday.

Shareholders Make Contending Bids For Exillon Energy

Reuters
Russian oil producer Exillon Energy terminated its formal sale process after two of its largest shareholders said they planned to make separate bids for the company.

LUKoil plans $5Bln Investment in Uzbekistan

RIA Novosti
LUKoil, Russia's second-largest oil producer, plans to invest some $5 billion in projects in Uzbekistan over the next five years, local media reported Wednesday.

Alrosa Q3 Profits Shrink 4%

Reuters
State-owned diamond mining group Alrosa said Thursday third-quarter net profit fell 4 percent to 8.3 billion rubles ($250 million) mainly due to lower foreign currency gains.

Dixy Q3 Profit Rises 124%

Reuters
The country's third-largest food retailer Dixy Group said Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 124 percent, year-on-year, to 628 million rubles ($19 million).

Transneft in Talks to Buy $1Bln Moscow Office Block

Reuters
Transneft is in talks to buy an office block for almost $1 billion near the skyscrapers of Moscow City, west of the capital's center, two sources close to the companies and one close to the negotiations said this week.

Russia's VTB sold its Tele2 stake for $1.2Bln

Reuters
VTB sold its 50 percent stake in Tele2 Russia for 40.4 billion rubles ($1.2 billion), the bank disclosed in its third-quarter accounts statement Thursday.

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