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Kramnik Gets Deep Fritz's Measure

The human counterrevolution against the computer revolution advanced another step as Vladimir Kramnik defeated the computer program Deep Fritz in the third game of the Brains in Bahrain match here on Tuesday.

Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Tensions Propel Baltics Toward NATO

The Baltic states see NATO as a means of separating themselves once and for all from their Soviet past.

Liberal Russia Expels Berezovsky

The political council of the Liberal Russia movement voted 9-4 with four abstentions to expel its main financial backer, Boris Berezovsky.

News in Brief

Putin Pardons 78 MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin pardoned 78 convicted criminals in September, the presidential press service said Wednesday. The inmates consisted of 44 men and 34 women who were serving time in prisons across Russia, the press service said in a statement. Of those who received pardons, 31 were freed from prison and the rest had their sentences reduced, in most cases by one to two years. Most of the women have babies or young children. Putin granted the pardons on the basis of personal pleas from inmates, recommendations from regional pardons commissions and requests from regional leaders, the press service said. Admiral Fired MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin dismissed the commander of the Black Sea fleet Wednesday -- in the middle of ongoing military exercises -- and replaced him with the commander of the navy's Caspian fleet.

War on Iraq: Who Needs It?

Russia has very little to gain politically or economically by supporting U.S. military action in Iraq.

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