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06/23/2003

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Press Review

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

450-Year Long and Winding Road

The doctrine of multipolarity suffers from one fatal flaw: It will not work. It doesn't answer the questions we face in 2003.

Yakovlev Faces Hot Water and Cold Revenge

When enough money has gone missing, or when there's enough simmering anger over power brownouts, or maybe when it's simply time to dine on a sweet cold plate of revenge, Putin will declare he's shocked -- shocked -- to find the deputy prime minister has totally failed the nation.

Our Grand Tour of Italy Not Without Mishaps

During the eight days of our trip, I often thought of my parents, who didn't live to see the day when one could freely travel to Italy to enjoy its beauty, the paintings and the work of the architectural geniuses who laid the foundations for the Renaissance and Classicism.

Buy One -- Get One Free

Students in Iran are rebelling against the ayatollahs. Is there anything we can do to help? The truth is we have very few tools to influence events in Iran, and even if we had more it's not clear we'd know how to use them. But there is one huge tool we do control that will certainly have an impact on Iran: It's called Iraq.

Cuts End Klitschko's Title Hopes in 6th

Vitali Klitschko was bloodied but still willing. He had given Lennox Lewis all he wanted and more, yet after six rounds he sat bleeding on his stool as a ring doctor ended his chance of becoming heavyweight champion.

Russians Pull Out of NBA Draft at Last Second

Two of Russia's most promising young basketball players unexpectedly pulled out of the 2003 NBA Draft late last week even though both were probable first-round selections.

Remembering June 22

At 4 a.m. on June 22, 1941, an artillery shell rammed into the house where Nina Ladukhina, then 20, lived with her husband and newborn daughter.

Potter Conjures Up Huge Sales

Midsummer Potter madness gripped Britain with the latest tale of the teenage wizard flying off the shelves at more than eight copies a second.

Gate-Crasher Disrupts William's Party

A man was arrested inside Windsor Castle as members of the royal family attended a party there to celebrate the 21st birthday of Prince William, police said Sunday.

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