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05/31/2013

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Guriyev Exit Renews Brain Drain Fears

Reports that prominent, liberal economist Sergei Guriyev has fled to France under pressure from investigators appeared to send shockwaves through Russia's Western-leaning elite this week, renewing fears of a brain drain amid an "invisible" wave of emigration.

Russian Airspace a Greenfield for Budget Carriers

But even budget carrier veterans say it remains to be seen if their model can overcome local geography and mentality.

New Academy of Science President Pledges Reforms

The newly elected head of the Russian Academy of Sciences said his organization could contribute to the country's innovation policy, and he supported the Skolkovo innovation hub.

What the Papers Say, May 30, 2013

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

Mammoth Corpse and Blood Found on Arctic Island (Photo)

A well-preserved mammoth corpse and a sample of mammoth blood found recently on an Arctic island have given Siberian scientists hope that they may be able to clone the animal in the future, one of the finders of the remains said Thursday.

Suspicions Grow of 3rd Case Against Khodorkovsky

The abrupt flight from Russia of liberal economist Sergei Guriev after he was interrogated in connection with the case against tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has rekindled suspicions that a new criminal case could be opened against Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev, who are set to be freed next year.

'Never Interrupt Me Again,' Putin Tells Nizhny Novgorod Governor

The Moscow Times
Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev received a sharp rebuke from President Vladimir Putin on Friday after the regional leader proposed a solution to problems in the housing and utilities sector.

Rail Forum Deal Volume Down From Last Year

Alstom Transport, Transmashholding and Russian Railways have signed a memorandum at the 8th International Strategic Partnership 1520 business forum in Sochi on Thursday to develop a new generation of dual-current freight locomotives.

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