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05/30/2013

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Russia Seeks to Restore Influence in Latin America

Russia has demonstrated its increasing leverage in Latin America with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meeting representatives of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Moscow on Wednesday.

Zhirinovsky Warns Children Against Homosexuality

Flamboyant politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky gave a lesson to Moscow teenagers Wednesday on how to lead a proper sexual life, warning them against homosexuality and urging them to have children in the future.

Under Pressure, Guriev Quits New Economic School, Reports Say

The Moscow Times
Renowned economist Sergei Guriev has been pressured to leave his post as a professor and rector at the New Economic School in Moscow over his support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Vedomosti reported Wednesday.

International Crew Takes Short Cut to Space Station (Video)

Reuters
A Russian spaceship took a shortcut to the international space station on Wednesday, delivering a veteran cosmonaut, a rookie Italian astronaut and an American mother on her second flight to the outpost in less than six hours.

Arctic Activity Heating Up

When the virtual hammer came down on the country's Arctic real estate last week, state-controlled Gazprom managed to get the largest slice.

What the Papers Say, May 29, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Bosch Bets on Russian Auto Market and Sports Events

German industrial group Bosch is betting on the auto market and large sporting events to expand its sales in Russia, its executives said Wednesday.

Head of Major College Reportedly Emigrates Under Pressure

A minister said Wednesday that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Open Government would continue to work with prominent liberal economist Sergei Guriyev despite media reports that he resigned as head of a major college and left the country under pressure from authorities.

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Russia

The Associated Press

Larry King to Host Talk Show on RT (Video)

The Moscow Times
Larry King is returning to TV with a political talk show beginning next month on Kremlin-funded channel RT.

Paid Parking in City Center to Start June 1

Parking within Moscow's Boulevard Ring will be paid starting Jun. 1, a move that authorities hope will help reduce the number of cars in the city center and develop the public transportation system.

25% of Internet Users Make Online Payments

A quarter of Internet users in Russia pay for services online, and 30 percent of them are from the Moscow region, according to an e-commerce market research sponsored by PayU Group.

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