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02/26/2003

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Press Review

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

In Futile Pursuit of Armenia's Election Vermin

Election observers are the roach traps of democracy: They catch only the least clever of election fraudsters, while the rest of the pests burrow into the woodwork.

The Economic Card Is Key

Despite Russia's reminder to the United States last week that it could still use its UN Security Council veto against military action in Iraq, Moscow's stance has generally been more conciliatory than that adopted by Paris.

Tossing the Gauntlet at UN Council

The resolution Britain introduced in the UN Security Council on Monday with the support of the United States and Spain is as much a challenge to the council as it is to Iraq.

United Russia and the Toilet Brush Syndrome

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party last week all but announced the start of its 2003 parliamentary election campaign.

War Could Benefit American Telecoms

The telecommunications equipment industry is quietly pinning its hopes on a quick Iraqi war that would be followed by a U.S.-led effort to rebuild the country after the ouster of Saddam Hussein.

U.S. Readies New Guns for Iraq

If the United States charges into war with Iraq, U.S. forces are expected to unsheathe several new weapons and tactics, including devices still under development.

Young Girls Sold as Brides by Afghanistan's Poor

The young sisters are perky and eager to play. Zarlaska is 10 and listens intently to all that her parents are saying. Nabas Gul, 9, is more shy and hides behind her scarf.

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