MOSCOW, March 9 (Reuters) - The following are some stories in Russia’s newspapers on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- The Russian Energy Ministry forecasts oil production in Russia will fall by 2035 in all four of its scenarios in a document seen by the newspaper.
- A state-supported project on launching a new scientific and research centre on the basis of Moscow State University will enjoy tax breaks and independence similar to those Russia’s Skolkovo innovation centre has been granted, according to a draft bill developed by the Economy Ministry.
- The Cherkizovo meat processing company is considering ways to expand exports to overcome an overproduction problem it faces on the domestic market, the head of the company Sergei Mikhailov says.
- Russia is facing a new doping crisis as big as the one that broke out last year, the daily says, adding that several more sportsmen, including speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov, could fail meldonium tests.
- Russia is expecting to receive guarantees from Serbia that it will not join NATO, the daily says, in connection with the visit of Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolac.
- Foreign airlines are returning to Russia after they suspended their flights last year because of falling demand, the daily says, referring to U.S.-based Delta Airlines and Thai Airways.
- Russia’s central bank is worried that some commercial banks could use cyber attacks to cover up illegal operations, the paper writes.
- The Labour Ministry wants to raise the tax burden on individual businessmen earning more than 25,000 roubles ($345) a month.
- The Ministry of Trade and Industry is suggesting importing telecommunications equipment should be banned if there exists an equivalent item produced in Russia.
- Russia hopes that Maria Sharapova will be able to take part in the Olympic Games in Brasil this year, the paper writes. ($1 = 72.4385 roubles) (Reporting By Tatiana Ustinova)