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05/28/2013

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What the Papers Say, May 28, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Unified State Exam Opens Amid 'Cheating'

The Moscow Times
On the first day of the Unified State Exam answer sheets were posted online and students in a number of schools were disqualified for cheating, a news report said.

Beijing to Bankroll New City in Belarus

RIA Novosti
Beijing will bankroll construction of a new city of up to 150,000 people in Belarus, giving Chinese manufacturers a backdoor into European markets, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Producer of Russian Singer Vitas in Suicide Attempt

The Moscow Times
Sergey Pudovkin, the producer of Russian singer Vitas, was admitted to Sklifosovsky emergency hospital on Tuesday with minor injuries following a suicide attempt, according to a police source.

Duma Lawmaker Wants 'Anti-Corruption' Lessons in Schools

RIA Novosti
Special classes on "anti-corruption behavior" should be introduced in higher educational establishments that train future state and municipal officials, Irina Yarovaya, head of the State Duma Security and Anticorruption Committee, said on Monday.

High-Speed Moscow Car Accident Goes Viral (Video)

The Moscow Times
Caution: video contains Russian profanity.
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A video showing the driver reaching 180 kilometers per hour before crashing into a line of cars.
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Today in History, May 27

The Moscow Times
Mathias Rust, 19-years-old at the time, was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison for the stunt.  In the end he served only 432 days.
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Women Could Gain the Right to Join the Army

The Moscow Times
Russian women will be given the right to serve in the armed forces if they wish, according to the amendments proposed by the left-leaning Just Russia party, Izvestia reported Tuesday.
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