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02/04/2013

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Employment Dispute Highlights Shortage of Skilled Pilots

An employment dispute between Russia's largest airline and an outspoken union leader has highlighted a sharpening confrontation between pilots and Russia's air carriers over how to deal with a chronic shortage of qualified fliers.

What the Papers Say, Feb. 4, 2013

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

New Magadan Governor Dismisses Entire Administration

The Moscow Times
Far-eastern Magadan's new governor, Vladimir Pecheny, who was appointed by President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, announced the next day that he had dismissed the region's entire administration.

Smut-Free Web Evokes Censorship Fears

The government's plans to protect children from harmful online content are causing increasing alarm among anti-censorship activists, who see one region's plans to introduce a smut-free version of the Internet as the latest move to banish distasteful speech.

Georgian Wine Could Be Allowed by Spring, Onishchenko Says

Georgian wine and mineral water could return to Russian store shelves as early as this spring, Russia’s chief sanitary official said Monday.

Gold Decor a Key Element for High-End Rentals

Renters of high-end apartments can now chose from offerings on a newly published list of the highest-priced properties in the city, though it might be necessary to win the lottery first to finance such a glamorous life among gold vases and Greek columns.

Bastrykin Invites U.S. Attorney General to Russia to Discuss Abuse Cases

The Moscow Times
Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin invited U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Russia to discuss cases of violence against Russian children adopted by Americans, the committee said in a statement Monday.

Suspect in Defense Ministry Corruption Case Released

The Moscow Times
Investigators released one of the suspects in a high-profile case of illegal sales of Defense Ministry property after she agreed to travel restrictions, the Investigative Committee said Monday.

Deputies Eye Crackdown on Duty-Free Booze After Brawls on Flights

Combined Reports
After a spate of brawls involving drunken passengers, authorities may soon crack down to stop boozy flights.

Mosinzhstroi Seeks to Tap into Indian Market

Moscow's engineering and construction giant Mosinzhstroi is bidding for the right to build a $930 million elevated metro line in India in an effort to tap into the country's booming infrastructure market, the company said Monday.

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