MOSCOW Nov 20 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
- New investments worth 5 trillion roubles ($159 billion) in
92 projects are needed to further develop Russia's Far East, the
paper writes quoting officials at the ministry recently
established to deal with the region's problems.
- The Swedish telecoms firm Tele2 and Russia's
Rostelecom are discussing a merger of their Russian
mobile assets into an entity that would hand control to Tele2,
the paper writes.
- Russia in the next two years may sign a contract to sell
24 SU-35 fighter jets to China's Air Force for more than $1.5
billion, the daily writes citing sources.
- Konstantin Urlichich, CEO of Russian Space Systems, a
company in charge of developing GLONASS navigation system, may
be dismissed after police had launched an investigation into a
6.5 billion roubles ($206.71 million) fraud in the company, the
- Bestselling Russian science fiction writer Boris
Strugatsky died at 79, the paper writes.
- Svyaznoy, Russia's second-largest phone handset retailer,
will become a third reseller of Apple Inc's devices in
the country, the daily writes.
($1 = 31.4452 Russian roubles)
(Writing by Ludmila Danilova)