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03/26/2013

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Business Travel in Russia Fraught With Bureaucratic Pitfalls

While most Russians wade through a bureaucratic quagmire to get a visa for the European Union or the United States, once they arrive they enjoy almost complete freedom of movement.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 26, 2013

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

Senator Malkin Quits Federation Council

Senator Vitaly Malkin, one of Russia's richest lawmakers, resigned Tuesday over claims that he owns undeclared foreign real estate and holds dual citizenship, the latest example of a lawmaker quitting his post over allegations of unlawful activity.

Independent Poll Workers Highly Concentrated in Moscow

Unprecedented numbers of independent poll workers will help ensure clean elections in Moscow and St. Petersburg through 2018, a group of leading vote monitors said Tuesday, but the ruling United Russia party and local governments will continue to control polling stations elsewhere, a lingering risk of electoral fraud.

South African Firm to Service Russian Choppers

The Associated Press
South Africa's state-owned Denel Aviation says it is unveiling the first authorized maintenance and service center for hundreds of Russian helicopters operating in sub-Saharan Africa.

Record Cold Sweeps Moscow After Snowstorm

The Moscow Times
This week's two-day snowstorm was likely the last this spring, but abnormally cold weather will persist over the next few days, making this March the coldest since the 1950s, weather forecasters said Tuesday.

Berezovsky Died by Hanging, British Police Say

Reuters
Former tycoon Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found in the locked bathroom of his luxury mansion near London over the weekend, died by hanging, British police said Monday.

Media Revenue Streams Going Virtual, Regional

Print and television are still the leaders for attracting advertising spending but Internet media are quickly gaining ground, according to a new report by the RIA-Novosti research center.

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