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03/21/2013

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Cyprus Fails to Obtain Kremlin Aid

A desperate effort by Cypriot authorities to win financial aid from the Kremlin failed to yield any results Wednesday, as a deal eluded Cyprus' finance minister, Michalis Sarris, during a visit to Moscow.

Putin's Patriotism Campaign Gathers Momentum

Just over a year since his re-election as president, Vladimir Putin is putting increasing emphasis on patriotism as a national idea capable of consolidating Russian society and inspiring future generations.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 20, 2013

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

Dependence on Western Medicine Worries Government

Health officials are complaining that Russia is becoming increasingly dependent on the West for medical supplies and top-flight treatment, as a growing number of Russians choose overseas clinics over state medical care.

Ethics Commission Tells Gudkov to Quit Duma

The Duma's ethics commission on Wednesday advised Deputy Dmitry Gudkov to quit over a speech critical of Russian authorities that he delivered in the U.S. earlier this month.

Shoigu Wants Military to Focus on Core Competencies

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the military should finally rid itself of "non-relevant functions," during a high-level meeting on Wednesday.

Government Finalizing Luxury Tax Plans

The government has proposed that a tax on luxury vehicles be calculated based on the car's price and brand, not its engine capacity, as had been initially planned, a report said Wednesday.

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