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01/13/2004

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Press Review

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

New Georgian Leader on Precarious Pedestal

As Georgian President-elect Mikheil Saakashvili prepares to take power, the fervent support of vast numbers of citizens counting on him to change their lives might be both a blessing and a curse.

Opposition Protests Continue in Haiti

Thousands of Haitians staged a protest march against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the capital Port-au-Prince on Sunday as the poorest country in the Americas approached a key milestone in its political crisis.

Day of Mourning In Albania

Ships and helicopters scoured the Albanian coastline Monday, using a break in the weather to search for more victims of a boat accident that killed at least 21 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Italy.

Lindh Murder Suspect Charged in Stockholm

The man charged on Monday by Swedish prosecutors with the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh said in his confession that he stabbed her only after voices in his head told him to do it, and said it was a random attack.

Thousands Left Homeless After Manila Blaze

A huge fire in a Manila shantytown early Monday injured at least 23 people, destroyed thousands of homes and left about 25,000 residents homeless, disaster relief officials said. No deaths were reported.

The Year of Putinism's Wretched Triumph

In 2004, Russia's newest political ideology -- Putinism -- will flourish, reaching new heights of success.

Overcoming Monotony in the New Year

As Russians celebrate old-style New Year's Eve tonight they will set the table, take their seats in front of the television and clink their glasses, toasting the end of the holiday season.

Mars Rovers in Quest For the Grail: Water

When the Spirit rover finally rolls into action on Mars -- probably some time Wednesday night -- it will be off on a test drive of the scientific premise behind the $800 million mission.

Hopes Fade for Beagle Signal

Europe's first Mars probe remained stubbornly silent Monday when the European Space Agency's orbiter passed over its landing site, British scientists said.

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