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Russian Skaters' Streak Continues

Untouchable all year, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin are looking like the next in a long line of dominant Russian pairs.

Press Review

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

Rush to Baghdad Puts Rear at Risk

As U.S. armored columns drive single-mindedly toward Baghdad, deliberately bypassing Basra and other cities in southern Iraq, they are taking a calculated risk.

Rage at the U.S. Simmers in Iraq

Even as people in southern Iraq continued to show support for the U.S.-led forces, shouting approval at the seemingly endless columns of coalition supply trucks, jeeps, Humvees and troop carriers heading north, a scratch below the surface found many angry at the United States.

Bush Puts Price Tag Of War at $74.7Bln

U.S. President George W. Bush will ask Congress for $74.7 billion to pay for the war with Iraq and for strengthening counterterrorism efforts at home, the White House said.

Iraqi Defenses Pull Down Stocks

Oil prices pushed higher, the dollar sank and stock markets took another hit Tuesday as investors fretted about tough fighting in Iraq and the prospects of a prolonged war.

Japan Buffers Banks With Fresh Cash

Japan's central bank kept monetary policy unchanged Tuesday in an emergency meeting under its new governor that was aimed at helping the country's fragile economy through the impact of a war in Iraq.

Casting Vote For Freedom From Abuses

The preliminary results of Sunday's referendum on a new Chechen constitution are astounding.

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