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

Pope's Fashion Police Battle Shorts

With temperatures soaring, tempers are flaring as the Vatican's dress police turn back tourists in shorts and bare shoulders trying to get into St. Peter's Basilica. Vendors are doing a brisk business selling paper pants and shirts, turning St. Peter's Square into an open-air changing room.

Troops' Morale Is Low, Some U.S. Soldiers Say

Fed up with being in Iraq and demoralized by their role as peacekeepers in a risky place, a group of U.S. soldiers aired their plight on U.S. television and said they had lost faith in the Army.

Kiev Seals Oil Pact With Russia

The Ukrainian government has approved a 15-year oil transit pact with Russia ahead of a meeting between the countries' prime ministers, an official said Thursday.

Crude Seen Dropping to $21 Per Barrel in 2004

Delays in the post-war restoration of Iraqi crude will support high-flying world oil prices this year before a slide in 2004, according to a survey released Thursday.

Citibank: Time to Buy Russian Stocks

Citibank said it had upgraded Russia to ""overweight"" from ""neutral"" as the nation's equity market's sharp correction since early July created a long-term buying opportunity ""too good to miss.""

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