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09/18/2013

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Ahead of Games, Dagestan Leader Faces Pressure to Quell Violence

Last week, as residents of half a dozen regions went to the polls to vote for governors, in Dagestan the legislature was making the choice of who would lead the volatile republic.

Sharonov Steps Down From City Hall

Deputy Moscow Mayor Andrei Sharonov, responsible for the city's economic policy, stepped down Tuesday, but all other top City Hall officials retained their positions.

Filin Returns to Bolshoi 9 Months After Attack

Bolshoi Theater artistic director Sergei Filin appeared at the theater Tuesday to help kick off its 238th season, nine months after being splashed in the face with acid in an attack that shocked the world.

What the Papers Say Sept. 17, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Defense Ministry to Create Studio for Patriotic Films

The Moscow Times
Amid a Kremlin drive to encourage national pride, the Defense Ministry has said it would help to create a film studio dedicated to making patriotic films, animated features and documentaries.

3 Year Transneft Investment Set at $15.4Bln

Transneft's board of directors has approved a five-year investment program that was increased to account for planned expansion of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline, although the source of financing for the project remains in question, Vedomosti reported Tuesday.

PayPal Starts Accepting Payments in Russian Currency

International online payment company PayPal officially launched its local currency service in Russia on Tuesday by introducing 13 large e-commerce companies that already added PayPal as a payment option to their websites.

Saxo Bank Chief Pessimistic on Euro Zone

The eurozone is doomed and its dysfunctional model has no chance of recovery with the euro in its current form, creating problems for Russia and other world economies, Lars Christensen, chief executive of European investment bank Saxo Bank, said at a Moscow press conference on Tuesday.

Fire on Nuclear Sub Injured 15, Investigators Say

Reuters
Fifteen seamen were in the hospital Tuesday after a fire on a nuclear submarine in the Far East, federal investigators said, contradicting earlier reports that nobody was hurt in Monday's blaze.

Ignatiyev Nominated for Central Bank

Reuters
Russia's new Central Bank head, Elvira Nabiullina has proposed that her predecessor, Sergei Ignatiyev, remain on the bank's board of directors, according to a list of candidates published by the Central Bank on Tuesday.

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