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04/24/2003

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Press Review

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

Zakharova Follows in Markova's Footsteps

As a girl, Zakharova watched countrywoman Olga Markova win in Boston in 1992 and '93. A day after Zakharova became the first Russian to win the race since Markova, she said she was inspired by the two-time winner.

U.S. Wary as Iraqi Shiites Gain Political Strength

As Iraqi Shiite demands for a dominant role in Iraq's future mount, U.S. officials say they underestimated the Shiites' organizational strength and are unprepared to prevent the rise of an anti-American, Islamic fundamentalist government in the country.

Will Iraq Prove to Be OPEC's Nemesis?

Russia may have to choose between supporting OPEC politically, which will help ensure a high level of future export revenues, or to side with the consumer countries.

Iraq Goes Shiite

The Bush team's vision for a postwar Iraq was founded on the dreams of exiles and defectors who promised that Iraqis would shower U.S. troops with flowers.

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