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04/30/2003

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Press Review

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

In Case You Missed This Mega-Deal

While Europe was sleeping -- and America fought in Iraq -- the Kremlin has taken a major step toward monopolizing the transit of Caspian energy resources.

Gryzlov Gets Busy in the Far East

The murder of State Duma Deputy Sergei Yushenkov seems to have roused Russian law enforcement from its slumber. In less than two weeks, a number of high-profile murder cases have suddenly been solved.

Is Severe Acute Reluctance to Speak Curable?

Forty-four years ago, China's respected defense minister, Peng Dehuai, tried to bring to the attention of other senior leaders the fact that millions of people around the country were starving to death as a result of misguided economic policies.

1,100 Cell Clients Gripe to Luzhkov

City Hall is set to unveil a 190-page book of 1,100 complaints from Muscovites unhappy with the quality of their mobile phone service.

A Russian Anti-Spam Site 'Presumes Guilt'

The Russian-registered Spews.org has become infamous for its indiscriminate anti-spam blacklists.

Grocer Tests Digital Fruit Sorter, Wireless Cashier

German retail giant Metro AG unveiled this week what it thinks is the high-tech supermarket of the future -- featuring smart shelves that alert staff to expired cream cheese.

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