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04/14/2003

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Press Review

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

Looting Eases on Baghdad's Streets

Parts of Baghdad appeared calmer Sunday, with a return to the headaches of everyday life such as traffic jams, while looting flared in some neighborhoods.

Web Site Pays Homage to Information Minister

He has baffled Arabs with his bottomless dictionary of insults and bemused the West with his staunch defense of Saddam Hussein's beleaguered regime. While Iraq's information minister hasn't surfaced in days, he's hardly disappeared, either.

G-7 to Back Resolution to Rebuild Iraq

Finance chiefs from rich nations agreed Saturday to back a new resolution by the UN Security Council aimed at speeding reconstruction in Iraq.

CSKA Wins Derby To Stay in the Lead

CSKA Moscow kept its 100 percent unbeaten record intact Saturday by defeating city rival Dynamo 3-2 to stay top of the Russian Premier League.

Documents Show Ties to Iraqi Secret Service

Baghdad residents and Western journalists rummaging through a mansion that was once an office of the Iraqi secret police have turned up evidence that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months leading up to the war, a U.S. and a British newpaper reported Sunday.

1,500 Protest Chechen War

About 1,500 people rallied in the center of Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest protests against the war in Chechnya since it began 3 1/2-years ago.

Primakov Asked Hussein to Step Down

Yevgeny Primakov said that President Vladimir Putin sent him on a secret mission to Iraq to plead with Saddam Hussein to step down only three days before the U.S.-led attack began.

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