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09/10/2013

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Moscow Election Hints at New Political Reality

Kremlin-backed candidate Sergei Sobyanin got a victory at Moscow's mayoral election Sunday, but opposition star Alexei Navalny walked away with a symbolic victory by getting more than he or the government bargained for, analysts said.

Alabuga Getting New Industrial Park

A St. Petersburg developer has become the first private company to agree to fund and build an industrial park facility at the Alabuga Special Economic Zone in Tatarstan.

What the Papers Say, Sept. 9, 2013

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

Roizman's Victory a Blow to United Russia, Analysts Say

Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city, elected outspoken opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman as its mayor on Sunday, in a move that dealt a blow to pro-Kremlin forces but gave little actual power to the winner, pundits said.

Russia to Push Syria to Surrender Chemical Weapons

The Associated Press
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control.

Russia Asks IOC to Help Stop Gay Law 'Speculation'

The Associated Press
The head of the Sochi Olympics has asked the IOC to help "stop this campaign and this speculation" related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year's Winter Games in Russia.

Putin Says Security Not Improving Fast Enough in North Caucasus

Reuters
President Vladimir Putin ordered intelligence agencies Monday to step up efforts to secure a volatile region near next year's Winter Olympics, saying the situation was not improving fast enough.

Failed Missile Launch Leads to Submarine Shipment Delay

The Moscow Times

The test launch of a strategic Bulava cruise missile reportedly failed due to problems in its engine control systems.a

Report Sees Possible Economic Upturn

The Russian economy might see a slight pickup by the end of this year driven by expanding investment and a possible easing of monetary policy by the Central Bank, according to the latest forecast by Morgan Stanley presented Monday.

Medvedev Warns Ukraine

Reuters
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stepped up pressure on Ukraine on Monday to back down on plans to join an EU trade bloc, warning that Kiev would be barred from a customs union of former Soviet states if it signs an agreement with Europe.

For Regional Real Estate Investment Success is in the Niceties

In the midst of an exodus of foreign capital, Russia's regions are in a fierce competition to attract investors to their local real estate markets, though frequently their offers do not match investors needs, experts said at the PROEstate real estate investment forum, which opened in Moscow on Monday.

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