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12/24/2003

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Press Review

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

Hanukkah Week Highlights Growing Tolerance

This week, the world's Jewish community is celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

A Lackluster Pantomime Villain

It's pantomime season in London and Boris Berezovsky is one of the hottest tickets in town. He spoke Dec. 8 at the Reform Club in the West End, and a week later addressed the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House.

Sacrifices to Heaven and Earth

Last week President Vladimir Putin spoke to the nation live in what is becoming a good tradition. It was just like the ceremony of the Chinese emperor, where he makes sacrifices to Heaven and Earth, after which magical writing appears on the surface of the Lo River and phoenixes frolic over the Huang He River.

Carrots for Gadhafi When He Complies

The chief United Nations weapons inspector's announcement Monday that he will lead a team to Libya as early as next week to start dismantling the desert nation's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs reflects the proper urgency in stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Where Does Pakistan's Nuclear Trail Lead To?

The United States has again been given good reason to wonder whether Pakistan is the trustworthy ally it claims to be.

The Cost of Ditching Kyoto

Man-made climate change is progressing relentlessly. The extreme weather of recent years -- droughts, floods and heat waves -- is a clear warning sign.

Dot-Coms Pin Hopes on Google IPO

After three years of fear and loathing, are investors ready to embrace the initial public offerings of seductive startups again?

Baker Heads To Asia for Talks on Iraq's Debt

James A. Baker III, a former U.S. secretary of state, will visit Japan, South Korea and China next week to discuss reducing Iraq's $125 billion in foreign debt, the White House announced Tuesday.

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