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PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - July 23

MOSCOW, July 26 (Reuters) - The following are some stories in Russia’s newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VEDOMOSTI

www.vedomosti.ru

- Russia’s Agriculture Ministry is proposing a new national doctrine for food security. Officials propose trying to boost consumption levels and to reduce Russia’s dependence on imported seeds, vaccines and agricultural machinery, the daily reports.

RBC

www.rbc.ru www.izvestia.ru

- The Labour Ministry has proposed making it a crime for employers to sack employees who are nearing retirement age, as the government seeks to reduce the impact of its proposed pension reform. Unemployment benefits may also be raised for people nearing retirement age, the newspaper writes. ($1 = 62.9046 roubles) (Reporting by Margarita Popova Editing by Tom Balmforth)

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