May 23, 2011 / 7:13 AM / 8 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Russia - May 23

MOSCOW, May 23 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia’s newspapers on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot (AFLT.MM) has hired a top manager from Italy’s Alitalia to work on its development strategy, the daily reported.

- The Moscow City Court has set up a special commission to watch judges and court officials for violations, the daily says.


- Germany’s former chancellor Gerhard Schroder may be invited to Gazprom’s (GAZP.MM) board of directors to replace state officials forced to quit the board under a new presidential decree aimed at reducing the state’s role over the economy.

- The capital outflow in April was $7.8 billion compared to $6.2 billion in March, according to Central Bank statistics.

- Russia’s nuclear-energy giant Rosatom and the Emergencies Ministry have come up with a response plan in case of a crisis like that at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu is cited as saying.


- The Russian government will monitor petrol prices to hold inflation at 7.5 percent until 2015, when local oil producers plan to increase their production by 30 percent, the daily says.


- Russia’s Skolkovo project, aimed at mimicking the U.S. high-tech hub Silicon Valley, has raised half a billion roubles ($17 billion), Skolkovo fund director, Russian tycoon Viktor Vekselberg told the daily.


- The incomes of Russians fell 3.8 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, according to official statistics.

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