Here is today’s comparison between what Russians in Russia read and what foreigners read about Russia.

The overlap today is 1 (Syria) out of 12 topics in Russian media.

Today’s video is from the Videoblog “Real Russia” on YouTube and features a glamorous birthday party of Eugenia Mashko, CEO of M Television channel that broadcast all over in Bashkortostan Republic Of Russia.

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Here are first the domestic Russian headlines curated by RIA Novosti.

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Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, September 2, 2013. © RIA Novosti. Rybchinskiy

POLITICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the United States saying that Washington’s allegations about the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians were “unimaginable nonsense.” (Kommersant)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to deal with the consequences of a devastating flood in the country’s Far East. (Kommersant)

Russian President Vladimir Putin fired his envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Viktor Ishayev, appointing in his place presidential aide Yury Trutnev. The move followed the declaration of a state of emergency in the region over devastating floods. (Vedomosti, Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Russia has suspended imports of pork products from Belarus over disease reports, against the backdrop of a developing trade war between Moscow and Minsk. (Kommersant)

The MAKS air show in Zhukovsky set a record in terms of business deals and attendance, while experts said the quality of air acrobatics on show surpassed that at Farnborough and Le Bourget. (The Moscow Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged Russians considering buying a ship to buy it from a domestic manufacturer, and for Russian shipbuilders to keep up with the standards of their competition. (Kommersant)

OIL & GAS

The chief of the world’s biggest oil producer, Rosneft, has floated a theory suggesting that foreign companies could be conspiring to outplay their Russian rivals. (The Moscow Times)

DEFENSE

A son-in-law of former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, currently under an investigation on corruption charges, has decided to hand over his luxurious villa to the Defense Ministry. (Kommersant)

WORLD

US President Barack Obama on Saturday slowed down plans to launch a military strike on Syria, saying he would seek approval from Congress first even though he believes such action is necessary and justified. (Kommersant, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

SOCIETY

Some 13 million children across Russia will head to school on September 2 as the new school year begins. (Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

CRIME

Yelena Tishchenko, a key witness in the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov, the Kazakh billionaire and former board chairman of BTA Bank suspected of large-scale fraud, has been detained in Moscow. (Kommersant)

SPORTS

Russia suffered its second defeat at the opening round of the 2013-14 four-nation Euro Ice Hockey Tour on Sunday, losing 2-1 to the Czech Republic. (Kommersant)

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