POLITICS The Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation agreed on the state defense order at old prices. Large political parties will bring thousands of people to the streets during November holidays. Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova tried to convince State Duma deputies that her ministry’s work is successful, but some lawmakers were doubtful. ECONOMY & BUSINESS Capital flight from Russia might reach $70 billion this year, as foreign investors have been taking money out of the country due to turbulence in the global economy, the Central Bank said. SOCIETY In a rare display of political generosity, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced state awards to opposition journalists including Mikhail Beketov, who was left disabled after a severe beating following a confrontation with the Khimki city administration about a Putin-backed road construction. A Russian paraglider narrowly escaped death after colliding mid-air with an eagle high over the Himalayas in India, a stunning video making the rounds on the internet reveals The Health Ministry prolonged preparation of the pension reform until late 2012. State officials’ wages will be linked to the results of their work. A reckless driver of a Porsche Cayenne who drove at 220 kph, illegally entered the oncoming lane and ignored traffic lights many times faces a small fine and could have his driver’s license suspended for a short period. IT “Russia calls for working out an international code of conduct in cyberspace,” Communications Minister Igor Shchyogolev said at a cyber-security conference in London.