June 22, 2010 / 7:58 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Russia - June 22

MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia’s newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.



- Russian gas monopoly Gazprom (GAZP.MM) is ready to further cut gas supplies to Belarus after an earlier reduction of 15 percent, the daily reports.

- Russian tycoon Gleb Fetisov is planning to buy France’s Le Monde newspaper, which would become the fourth European paper to be bought by a Russian businessmen.



- Russian oil firm TNK-BP, half-owned by BP (BP.L), has paid 1.112 trillion roubles ($38.20 billion) in fines after Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog accused the firm of overpricing petrol in 2007-2008.

- President Dmitry Medvedev has asked the government to make public the names of state officials responsible for cases of failure to implement his orders in a timely fashion.



- Russia has warned Belarus it could divert gas shipments to European consumers through Ukraine instead of Belarus.



- Upnder proposed legislation, police would will be obliged to inform the media about cases closed for lack of evidence of that a crime was committed.

- Co-owner of Swiss-based Gunvor oil trader Gennady Timchenko has bought a stake in Geotech Holding, involved in geological exploration in Russia, the paper cites Geotech head Nikolai Levitsky as saying an interview.



- Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) plans to pay to citizens for information concerning terrorist attacks.

- Anatoly Chubais, head of Rosnanotech holding, has been decorated with a state medal for “many years of faithful work” and contributions to implementing state policy, the daily reports citing the Kremlin website.



- Russian human rights activists are hoping for legislative changes that would simplify the work of foreign non-government organisations, the daily reports.

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