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10/01/2004

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Press Review

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

CSKA Makes History With Win

CSKA Moscow made a piece of club history Wednesday by beating Paris St. Germain 2-0 in a scrappy Champions League encounter.

Tilting at Windmills

Following the rash of terrorist attacks by Chechen separatists in late August and early September, President Vladimir Putin has been under pressure to respond.

The Bad Old Days of Sovok

Sovok is one of those words that defies -- or at least challenges -- both cogent definition and translation. I think it's like glasnost and perestroika: better to transliterate than translate.

Business in Brief

Afghan Orders Jeeps MOSCOW (MT) -- Ulyanovsk-based automaker UAZ said Thursday it had shipped the first of 3,000 off-road vehicles ordered by Afghanistan for its police force. The contract with Afghanistan's Interior Ministry is one of the company's largest export shipments this year, UAZ general director Vladimir Klochay said in a statement. ""We plan to develop partnerships with other state structures in this country in the future,"" he said. This is not UAZ's first contract in the U.S.-occupied nation. In April the company sold several thousand UAZ Hunter Jeeps earmarked for use by United Nations monitors at national elections. Reserves Soar $1.7Bln MOSCOW (Bloomberg) -- Russia's foreign currency and gold reserves rose to a record $94.3 billion as exporters increased revenue from high prices for oil, the country's No. 1 export commodity, the Central Bank said Thursday. The reserves rose $1.7 billion in the week ended Sept. 24, from $92.6 billion on Sept. 17, the Central Bank said in an e-mailed statement.

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