June 20, 2013 / 10:54 AM / 4 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - June 20

MOSCOW, June 29 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VEDOMOSTI

www.vedomosti.ru

- Some 57 percent of Russians think their cultural values differ from that of Europeans, the paper writes citing a recent poll by the Public Opinion Fund.

- Russia's natural gas export monopoly Gazprom will soon sign letter of intent to acquire a power generating plant in Belgium owned by Italy's Enel, the paper writes.

- Sales of Russian Lada-branded cars may shrink 10 percent in 2013 year-on-year, the paper writes citing the president of Russia's car maker Avtovaz Igor Komarov.

KOMMERSANT

www.kommersant.ru

- None of the politicians planning to run in the election for Moscow mayor can become real competition for the interim mayor Sergei Sobyanin as none of them are well-known in public, the paper reports.

- United Russia lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak proposes keeping all the internet servers that contain personal data of Russians and state bodies in Russia to avoid foreign spying, the paper writes.

- The paper runs an interview with the Chairman of Russia's arbitration court, who says there is risk of destroying St Petersburg's historical image as higher courts move there from Moscow.

Compiled by Ludmila Danilova

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