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05/07/2003

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Press Review

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

Canadians Pick Apart Russia

Canada's grind line scored four goals to lift the Olympic champion to a 5-2 win over Russia and first place in Group F at the World Hockey Championships on Monday.

Military Reform Going Nowhere Again

As a result of the proposed reforms, Russia will wind up with an army no more effective than Soviet cavalry units were in 1941.

Swapping Turkmen Gas for Citizens

A Russia willing to swap 150,000 citizens for natural gas is unworthy of a leadership role.

Hussein's Son 'Carried Off $1Bln'

In the hours before U.S. bombs began falling on the Iraqi capital, one of President Saddam Hussein's sons and a close adviser carried off nearly $1 billion in cash from the country's Central Bank.

Chef Brings Baghdad Cream Puffs

Yves Reynaud, with French colors on his collar, was sent on a vital mission to Baghdad aboard a U.S. Air Force military aircraft -- delivering not bombs but cream puffs.

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