How do the headlines in the International press compare to those in the Russian press today, Tuesday August 27 2013?

Read on and find out …

Today's overlap score is 3 out of the 16 main topics in Russian media.

Syria floated to the top in both the Russian and the International press. USA and their NATO marionettes, UK and France were, somewhat surprisingly, joined by Turkey, stating that a military action by them in Syria could happen without any resolution in the UN Security Council. According to Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, this would be one of the most serious crimes in the history of the UN.

Even if the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team, headed by Åke Sellström, a Swedish scientist, just have started their investigation of the latest (and so far largest) gas attack, USA and the UK are already putting the blame on the Syrian Army and are preparing for punishing Assad for having “crossed the red line” drawn by president Obama last year. The previous evidence, collected by the UN already in May, is conveniently forgotten.

I must honestly admit that I personally do not understand the long term American strategy to get deeper into the, historically mainly sectarian, Syrian conflict. If you are reading this and have any proposal of answer, please give it in the comments below.

On the Gay-topic, an article by the most genuine Russian gay activist, Nikolay Alekseyev, in RT a couple of days ago, is a must read for anyone following the LGBT-movement in Russia and the critique of the new Russian federal legislation on “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”.

Today's RUSSIAN VIDEO, is actually already five days old. It shows the Russian Army Choir performing the lead motif from the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall” in the St. Petersburg Channel 5 morning program. Better than the original by Adel? Watch and judge for yourself.

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Now, finally, here are the Russian headlines, as before collected by RIA Novosti


Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. © RIA Novosti. Rybchinskiy
Tags: alcohol, migrants, chemical weapons, gay rights, MAKS-2013, flood, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Uralkali, Mikhail Prokhorov, Sergei Lavrov, Moscow, Brazil, Ukraine, Syria, Russia


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said military intervention in Syria would be a “most brazen violation of international legislation” if it takes place without the UN’s approval. (Kommersant, Moskovsky Komsomolets, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti)

Russian billionaire-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov says he has ample time to dispose of his foreign assets in order to take part in the Moscow Duma election in 2014. His comments come after intense media speculation about his political future. (Kommersant)


Parts for Russian-made Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliners may be produced in China if Beijing signs a major deal for the planes. (Vedomosti)

The Russian Economic Development Ministry has lowered its previously forecast rate for the country’s economic growth for 2013, saying it will reach just 1.8 percent this year. (Vedomosti, Kommersant)

Financial damage caused by the floods in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Area may reach four billion rubles ($121 million), according to Governor Alexander Vinnikov. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

Ukraine is preparing retaliatory measures against Russian oil companies as part of the emerging trade war between the two nations. (Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


Russia will be the third biggest military spender this year behind the United States and China, according to analysts from HIS Global consulting company. (Vedomosti)

The MAKS 2013 air show opens in Moscow Tuesday, and will feature flying display teams from China and Switzerland. (Moskovsky Komsomolets)


The continuing devaluation of the national currency in India may result in a change in government, according to experts. (Kommersant)

More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam's largest square over the weekend, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russian government's homosexuality policies. (The Moscow Times)

The Brazilian foreign minister resigned from his post after his ministry helped a Bolivian oppositionist senator, wanted on corruption charges in his country, to flee to Brazil. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

UN chemical weapons experts reached the site of an alleged poison gas attack outside Damascus hours after their convoy came under sniper fire Monday. (Kommersant)


According to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion foundation, two-thirds of Russians regard illegal migrants apprehensively. (Kommersant)

A State Duma Deputy has drafted a bill that would allow alcohol to be purchased only using credit or debit cards. (Moskovsky Komsomolets , The Moscow Times)


The CEO of Russian fertilizer firm Uralkali, one of the world’s largest producers of potash fertilizer, has been detained in the Belarusian capital Minsk and charged with abuse of power. (Vedomosti, Kommersant, The Moscow Times)


The Kremlin's move to revive an ambitious Luzhkov-era plan to build a gigantic circular highway 50 kilometers beyond the Moscow Ring Road is bringing to life the dreams of developers and nightmares of owners of property in its path. (The Moscow Times)

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