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03/20/2013

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Investigators Close Case Into Magnitsky's Death

Investigators said Tuesday that they had closed the case into the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose name is attached to a U.S. law that has caused tension in U.S.-Russian relations by seeking to punish Russians implicated in human rights violations.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 19, 2013

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

EasyJet Starts Flights to U.K. From Domodedovo

With the inauguration of the first easyJet flights from Moscow to London on Tuesday, the fleet of aircraft adorned by orange winglets has opened the door for the lowest fares that Russians have ever seen to Britain, and already exceeded the booking expectations of Europe's fourth largest airline.

Hundreds of NGOs Checked for Foreign Agents, Extremism

Acting on instructions from the Prosecutor General's Office, government inspectors in at least nine Russian regions have conducted hundreds of unannounced checks on non-governmental organizations, including well-known human rights, environment and religious groups.

U.S. Ruling Absolves Parents of Boy's Death

The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday lambasted a ruling by Texas authorities not to press charges against the U.S. parents of Max Shatto, an adopted Russian 3-year-old whose death in a small Texas town set off a firestorm of criticism by Russian officials.

Rogozin Asks Seagal to Lobby for Arms Sales

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin asked American action film star Steven Seagal to lobby for easing restrictions on the sale of Russian sporting rifles to the United States.

4 BRICS Deals Expected When Putin Visits Africa

At least four deals will be reached at a BRICS summit that President Vladimir Putin will attend in South Africa next week, including the establishment of a business council and a consortium of think tanks from BRICS countries, a senior Indian official said.

EU Commission Meeting to Be 'Largest Ever'

Moscow will see an unprecedented influx of EU officials this Thursday when European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso and 16 commissioners arrive for two days of talks with their counterparts in the Cabinet.

Rival Ideas for Cyprus Aid Pop Up in Russia

The sudden prospect that billions of dollars of Russian money might never return to its owners, due to part of the Cyprus bailout plan, evoked a slate of proposals here Tuesday to prevent the damage.

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