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07/08/2003

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Press Review

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

Lending a Helping Forehand ... or Two

When people say Yevgenia Kulikovskaya doesn't have a backhand, they mean it literally: She doesn't have a backhand.

Bush's Africa Trip Not Just PR

U.S. President George W. Bush left Monday night for a five-nation tour of Africa, turning to a continent that his administration increasingly sees as a source of both threats and opportunities and no longer one that can be left at the bottom of the foreign policy to-do list.

Parliamentary Inquiry Criticizes Iraq Dossier

A British parliamentary committee on Monday sharply criticized the government's handling of intelligence on Iraqi weapons but cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair's communications chief of ""improper influence"" in drafting a controversial intelligence dossier.

Surgery to Separate Twins Clears a Hurdle

Neurosurgeons overcame an obstacle Monday that experts had previously said would make separation surgery on two Iranian twin sisters nearly impossible without killing one or both, a hospital official said.

Bill Delay May Sink Hong Kong Leader

Hong Kong's leader agreed early Monday to delay an anti-subversion bill that drew a half-million protesters into the streets and threw his government into its biggest crisis since the former British colony was returned to China.

Iraqis Fear Hussein Is Plotting to Return

The graffiti extolling former President Saddam Hussein went up a few nights ago throughout Baghdad's Adhamiyah neighborhood. A girls' school wall promised that ""Saddam the hero will be back."" The side of a shop proclaimed that ""Saddam is still our leader.""

A Plan for a $500M Hotel Chain

A plan to create a $500 million chain of more than 100 economy hotels across Russia may be funded by Western or Middle Eastern investment.

Moscow Region Gets First Class A Building

Moscow region's first class A building, located in the fast-developing district of Khimki close to the Moscow Ring Road will be ready for internal fit-out in October.

Jury Is Out on Moscow Land Law

The federal Land Code of October 2001 raised expectations for a more developed real estate market and, in particular, for increased land ownership.

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