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PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Jan 9

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:21 AM
Author: Reuters
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MOSCOW, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

KOMMERSANT

www.kommersant.ru

- Russia's Rosneft could increase oil deliveries to China via Kazakhstan, the daily reports ahead of talks between Rosneft and China National Petroleum Corp due to start in Moscow on Jan.14.

- Russia's tycoon Alexander Lebedev is planning to withdraw from banking business and focus on media projects, the daily quotes the businessman as saying.

- Russian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are readying to challenge in the European Court of Human Rights a bill banning U.S. financing for NGOs in Russia and barring American citizens from working in such groups, the paper writes.

IZVESTIA

www.izvestia.ru

- Russia's health ministry plans to ban fast food advertisement to support healthy habits among Russians, the daily says. (Compiled by Tatiana Ustinova)

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