MOSCOW, August 21 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
- Russia's Defence Ministry scrapped plans to buy 35
helicopters from Italian producer Agusta Westland, the paper
Agusta Westland on Tuesday said it was still in talks with
Russia over the AW139 helicopters after speculation about the
order falling through hit the shares of its parent company
- Russia's top opposition leader and candidate in the Sept.8
Moscow mayor elections, Alexei Navalny, said several media firms
refused to run his campaign ads and accused his Kremlin-allied
rival, Sergei Sobyanin, of being behind that, the paper says.
- Life insurance market in Russia could grow by 30 percent a
year, MetLife Inc CEO Steve Kandarian tells the paper in
- eBay Inc is looking for a contractor to start
shipping goods to Russia where it now works exclusively with the
state-owned Russian Post, the daily reports, adding the
- Some 58 percent Russian workers are bored at work, the
paper writes quoting a recent survey by a job search portal.
- The ruling party of President Vladimir Putin, United
Russia, will hold a national congress in October to renew its
leadership after the Sept.8 Moscow mayoral elections, the daily
- Floods in Russia's Far East have brought food shortages to
parts of the region, the daily reports.
- More than a half of Russians are unhappy with the quality
of housing and communal services, the daily reports.
(Compiled by Ludmila Danilova)