February 11, 2011 / 8:07 AM / 9 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Russia - Feb 11

MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia’s newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.



- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has inspected one of Moscow’s main train stations where he reprimanded security officials for poor security.

- At least eight people died and another eight are missing after a fire at a chemicals depot in Perm, the paper reports.

- The paper runs an interview with William Burns, U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs.

- St Petersburg governor Valentina Matviyenko is asking Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for 10 billion roubles ($340.9 million) to build a football stadium, the daily reports.



- Despite an order from Russia’s Central Election Committee, its regional branches are refusing to publish information about the wages and property of candidates in local elections.

- Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) together with Russian automaker Sollers (SVAV.MM) plans to make 30,000 cars per year at Vladivostok plant, the daily says.



- Russia’s lower house of parliament staff will be cut by 5 percent, the daily says.



- Average retail petrol prices in Russia boosted 3.3 percent in January and will continue growing, the paper says citing experts.



- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sacked several regional emergencies ministry managers responsible for fire safety, the daily says.

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