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05/15/2003

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Stolitsa Chief Stabbed MOSCOW (MT) -- The head of the Stolitsa cable television station, Dmitry Pappe, was stabbed Wednesday by one of his employees in the Ostankino television center, news agencies reported, citing law enforcement officials. The attacker, identified by Ekho Moskvy radio as journalist Artyom Protasenko, stabbed his boss three times with a knife after a brief meeting in Pappe's office. Interfax said the attacker had introduced himself as an assistant prosecutor. Police arrested him right after the attack. Pappe, whose condition was described as serious, underwent surgery at the Sklifosovsky Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Stolitsa has low ratings but is distributed widely around Moscow due to its ties to the city government. Arbat Blast Probe MOSCOW (MT) -- Presnya district prosecutors have opened an investigation on suspicion of negligence in connection with the blast in a Georgian cafe on the Arbat that injured 18 people, Interfax reported.

Looted Amber Room Rebuilt From Scratch

St. Petersburg's Amber Room, which was completely looted by German troops in World War II, will make a dazzling reappearance this month after a quarter-century reconstruction.

Press Review

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

U.S. Troops Get Nod to Shoot Iraqi Looters

United States military forces in Iraq will have the authority to shoot looters on sight under a tough new security setup.

3,000 Bodies Found in Mass Graves

Villagers exhumed the remains of up to 3,000 people they suspect were killed during the 1991 Shiite revolt against Saddam Hussein's regime.

Saudis Link Al-Qaida to Compound Attack

Saudi authorities have linked al-Qaida to the coordinated attacks on foreigners' housing compounds in the capital that killed at least 34 people.

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