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06/16/2003

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Press Review

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

Russia's Search for a Partner

With a little more vision, the EU may yet turn out to be the strategic partner that Russia has been looking for.

How Parkinson's Law Pertains to Pensioners

""Congratulate me, Vladislav,"" my beautiful young neighbor, Natalya, exclaimed when we ran into each other by the lift. ""I'm now a pensioner! Yesterday I turned 50 and I'm off to register for my pension.""

Voting No Confidence in What?

On Wednesday, the State Duma is scheduled to consider a motion of no confidence in the government of Mikhail Kasyanov. Raising such a question is entirely natural, and moreover, is a necessary step to preserve the political face of our parliamentary system.

Not Bad Job by European Convention

You would not want to take it to the beach this summer. The convention on the future of Europe on Friday rounded off the main part of its work with Beethoven's ""Ode to Joy,"" but that hardly made its draft constitution -- 200-plus pages of legal text -- uplifting. Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the convention president, scarcely leavened it by throwing Thucydides into the preamble.

One Pulitzer That Should Shake the World

America's most coveted journalism award is the Pulitzer Prize, and The New York Times has collected 89 of them. But now one of those Pulitzers is being challenged because the honored reporter was a fraud.

Screaming Russian Fails on Grass

Japanese Shinobu Asagoe defeated Russian Maria Sharapova on Saturday to reach the finals of the DFS grass-court classic.

Tarpishchev: WTA Set for Russian Era

Not so long ago Anna Kournikova was probably the only Russian woman tennis player most international fans had heard of.

U.S. Troops Raid Iraqi City, Arrest Militants

U.S. soldiers backed by helicopters and tanks raided homes, rounded up suspects and confiscated weapons in the restive town of Fallujah on Sunday as part of a huge nationwide campaign to root out anti-American insurgents who have been stepping up their attacks.

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