Headlines about Russia in Russian and international press, Monday September 10, 2013.

The overlap today is 0 (ZERO) topics. The main reason is that the most important Russian topic, which totally dominated today’s TV-news, was the Russian proposal on how to put chemical weapons in Syria under the control of UN. This didn’t make it in time for the printed editions of the Russian newspapers and that’s why you will not find it among the Russian headlines below.

Interesting to note how many of the media in the USA reports doubtfully and almost negatively about the Russian plan for a disarmament in Syria. USA Today is leading the anti-Russia pack and, a little bit surprising to me, Reuters, is following suite by showing their real colors with a very biased view in their reporting about Syria.

Today’s video is the very interesting (at least for those of you following the Syria topic) CBS interview with the Syrian president Assad in Damascus:

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

POLITICS
Acting Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin won the election for mayor in the Russian capital, gaining 51.27 percent of votes with 99.17 percent of ballots counted, avoiding a run-off. His closest rival, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gained 27.3 percent, far higher than polls had suggested, in a shock result for the Kremlin. (Kommersant, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Novaya Gazeta, Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Vedomosti)
Yevgeny Roizman, a controversial and charismatic anti-drugs campaigner, leads in the mayoral election in Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg. (Kommersant, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Novaya Gazeta, Vedomosti)
Moscow held several concerts over the weekend in support of candidates for the post of the Moscow mayor. (Kommersant)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS
On the eve of local and mayoral elections, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave the government three days to prepare a feasibility study on how a possible freeze on natural monopoly tariffs next year might affect economic growth and business in general. (The Moscow Times)
German chemicals giant Bayer will expand its presence in Russia by investing in the agriculture and building materials markets with the goal of reaching 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in sales by 2017. (The Moscow Times)

DEFENSE
Russia has put trials of two ballistic missile submarines on hold following an unsuccessful launch of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile Friday. (SLBM) on Friday (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

WORLD
Fifty two candidates were officially registered in Georgia to run for the post of the country’s president (Kommersant)

When Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin posed for the cameras outside Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg at the start of the G20 summit, they both wore wide grins on their faces, but tensions remained underneath. (The Moscow Times)

ACCIDENTS
Three people were killed after a helicopter crashed on Monday in Russia’s far eastern Sakhalin Island. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

RELIGION
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill paid an official visit to Moldova. (Kommersant)

SPORTS
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has chosen Japan’s capital Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. (Vedomosti, Kommersant)
Russia men’s basketball team lost four games in a row and dropped out from the European championships in Slovenia. (Kommersant)

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