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03/27/2003

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Press Review

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

Plushenko Dominates Short Program

Russian star Yevgeny Plushenko, the only former champion in the field, overcame a bad knee to easily win the short program Tuesday at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Humanitarian Aid Crosses Iraqi Border

The first sizable relief convoy arrived in Iraq during a sandstorm Wednesday as allied forces struggled to clear the way for more aid shipments, clearing mines and hunting Iraqi fighters around the port of Umm Qasr.

Pakistan, India Fire Missiles

Tensions between India and Pakistan worsened Wednesday when each fired off tit-for-tat missile tests and New Delhi linked Islamabad to the massacre of 24 Hindus by unidentified gunmen.

Reconstruction of Iraq Gets Off to Crony Start

The Bush administration began handing out private contracts Monday to build water treatment systems, airports, bridges and other foundations of what President George W. Bush envisions as a ""peaceful and prosperous Iraq.""

Sanctions Busting Skeletons

Is Russia supplying Saddam Hussein with illegal weapons in violation of UN sanctions?

Putin Should Join the Party

With the approach of parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections in March of next year, the Kremlin's political advisors are no doubt devising and pitching various electoral strategies to President Vladimir Putin

Outside In and Inside Out

Rummy was grumpy. TV generals and Pentagon reporters were poking at his war plan, wondering if he had enough troops and armor on the ground to take Baghdad and protect the rear of his advancing infantry.

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