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07/16/2013

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Snowden Saga Fuels Difficult Questions

President Vladimir Putin said Monday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden would leave Russia "as soon as the opportunity arises" and that the U.S. had blocked any further movement for the fugitive, adding more intrigue to the ongoing whistleblower saga.

GAZ Starts Local Mercedes Van Assembly

Billionaire Oleg Deripaska's automobile company  Monday began assembling Mercedes-Benz vans, the latest arrival to the club of locally made foreign vehicles.

What the Papers Say, July 15, 2013

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

Expectations High for New Moscow One Year On

A little over a year after the territory of the city of Moscow more than doubled in size, real estate prices are stabilizing, and expectations for improving infrastructure are high.

Senators Choose Business or Power

RIA Novosti
Though the spring session of the upper house of parliament is over, it might not signal an end to the steady stream of wealthy senators who have stepped down as the Kremlin put forward new restrictions on officials owning assets abroad.

Russia Urges Discussion on Providing Wheat Aid to Egypt

Reuters
Russia's Agriculture Ministry offered to hold discussions on possible humanitarian deliveries of wheat to Egypt, a reversal of policy that Egyptian officials and traders interpreted as a sign of political support.

Russia Takes 5th Place in World GDP Rankings

RIA Novosti
Russia has been ranked as the world's fifth-largest economy by GDP based on purchasing power parity, winning praise from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.

IT Development Roadmap Approved

RIA Novosti
The Russian government on Monday approved a roadmap for the domestic IT industry.

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