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05/01/2013

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Drunken Driver Breaches Security at Sheremetyevo Airport

The Moscow Times
An intoxicated and possibly mentally ill driver caused a security scare at Sheremetyevo Airport after managing to drive his car onto the airfield.

Shuvalov Invites Japan to Build 10Km Sakhalin Bridge

The Moscow Times
First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov invited Japan to work with Russia on building a 10-kilometer bridge to connect Sakhalin Island with the Russian mainland.

Tymoshenko Wins Victory in European Court

The Moscow Times
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the detention of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was illegal.

Russia Calls for U.S. to End Cuba Blockade

The Moscow Times
The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday appealed to Washington to end its decades-old trade embargo on Cuba.

Obama Calls Putin to Discuss Syria and Olympics

The Moscow Times
President Obama also expressed appreciation for the joint work that the two countries were doing to shed light on the Boston Marathon attack.

Surgut Discloses $29Bln Cash Hoard

Reuters
Surgutneftegas revealed a $29 billion cash pile as it reported annual results to international financial reporting standards for the first time in more than 10 years.

Firefighter, Politician and Nurse Face Charges in Deadly Fire

The Moscow Times
Investigators believe negligence is to blame for a fire that killed 38 people in a psychiatric hospital in the Moscow region last week.

Suspect in Belgorod Shooting to Undergo Mental Checks

The Moscow Times
A former convict charged with killing six people in a shooting spree in downtown Belgorod this month is expected to undergo at least two psychiatric examinations.

Fire Erupts at Moscow State University, No Injuries

The Moscow Times
A fire caused a scare at Moscow State University on Tuesday when it broke out in a building containing highly flammable chemicals.

NGO Balks at Ministry Order to Register as 'Foreign Agent'

The Moscow Times
Human rights organization Agora has vowed not to bow to pressure to register as a "foreign agent" with the Justice Ministry, despite facing fines and even closure.

Russia Has 3-5 Years for Economic Reform, Minister Says

The Moscow Times
Economic Development Minister Andrei Belousov has warned that Russia has "three, four, a maximum of five years" to carry out structural reforms.

Chechen Found Guilty of Killing Budanov

The Moscow Times
A Moscow jury has found a Chechen defendant guilty of murdering former Colonel Yury Budanov in 2011 in revenge for the death of his father.

U.S. Returns Baby to Russian Parents

The Moscow Times
A California court has returned a baby boy who was seized by U.S. authorities from his Russian parents in a case that prompted loud denunciations from Moscow.

Victory Day Preparations Delay Moscow Flights

The Moscow Times
Passengers may experience flights delays at Moscow airports over the next week as the capital prepares for Victory Day celebrations.

Russian Jet Changes Course After Syria Missile Scare

The Moscow Times
The Nordwind Airlines jet with 159 passengers changed course over Syria after a missile scare that has prompted the Transportation and Foreign ministries to open an inquiry.

What the Papers Say, Apr. 30, 2013

BBC Monitoring
Today's Russian-language newspapers look at the Japanese prime minister's visit to Moscow, the situation in Afghanistan and whether the mysterious "Misha" linked to the Boston bombing suspects has been found.

U.S. Journal Compares Putin With Hairless Cats

The Moscow Times
The influential U.S. journal Foreign Policy has set tongues wagging with a photo gallery in its May/June issue titled, "14 Hairless Cats That Look Like Vladimir Putin."

Today in History, April 30

The Moscow Times
Ninety-five years ago today the film studio now known as Lenfilm was established in St. Petersburg.

Laboring in Sochi No Slice of Heaven

The problems on Ruslan Zokhidov's mind are not typical for a young man of his age: he is the least likely person to be found nattily dressed at a trendy night club or entering a university lugging a pile of books.
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