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08/27/2003

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Press Review

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

Yartsev to Guide Russia in Euro Qualifiers

Former Spartak Moscow trainer Georgy Yartsev has been appointed coach of Russia's national team.

Russian Vaults to Gold Medal

Russia's Svetlana Feofanova ended Stacy Dragila's supremacy in the women's pole vault at major events.

More Postwar Dead Than War Casualties

With the death Tuesday of another U.S. soldier in Iraq, the number of U.S. troops who have died there since May 1 rose to 139 -- one more than the number of those who perished during the six weeks of fighting that marked the fall of Baghdad.

Shiite Factions Vying for Control

The clerics who hold sway over Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority are locked in a violent power struggle pitting the older, established ayatollahs counseling patience with the occupation against a younger, more militant faction itching to found an Islamic state.

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