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01/16/2004

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Press Review

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

Bush Announces Mars Initiative

U.S. President George W. Bush announced plans Wednesday to send humans back to the moon as early as 2015 and eventually to Mars -- an election-year initiative that critics derided as a costly extravagance that could renew a military space race.

U.S. Airline Pilot Jailed in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- An American Airlines pilot arriving in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, was jailed Wednesday after he protested new procedures requiring all arriving U.S. citizens to be fingerprinted and photographed, by making what federal police officers described as an obscene gesture.

Residents' Woes, Kyoto and Putin's Paternalism

Congratulations to Kevin O' Flynn for his excellent revelations about the destruction of Moscow's architectural heritage. City Hall officials need to be reminded that a country which does not preserve the best of its past will not have a future.

Russia's 'Curse'

In a seminal 1995 paper, Jeffrey Sachs and Andrew Warner demonstrated that the more a country is dependent on the export of natural resources, the lower its economic growth -- by examining the performance of a large number of countries between 1970 and 1990.

Khakamada's Game Plan Confounds

When Irina Khakamada first announced that she was running for president, everyone assumed she was doing so at the behest, or at least with the tacit approval, of the Kremlin.

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