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.

KOMMERSANT

www.kommersant.ru

- 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.

VEDOMOSTI

www.vedomosti.ru

- 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.

IZVESTIA

www.izvestia.ru

- 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.

RBK DAILY

www.rbcdaily.ru

- 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.

NEZAVISISMAYA GAZETA

www.ng.ru

- 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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