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10/15/2004

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Press Review

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

Yartsev to Stay Despite 7-1 Rout

Embattled Russia coach Georgy Yartsev vowed to stay in the job on Thursday despite a 7-1 drubbing by Portugal in his team's World Cup qualifier in Lisbon.

Kremlin Cup Loses Safin in Round 2

Top seed and home favorite Marat Safin was bundled out of the Kremlin Cup, losing to unseeded Czech Radek Stepanek 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round Wednesday.

Combating Great Russia Syndrome

America's election campaign, dominated by foreign policy issues, has barely touched on the dangers presented by President Vladimir Putin's Russia. Although Washington has acknowledged Russia's slide toward authoritarianism and Brussels has criticized Moscow's policies in Chechnya, neither the United States nor the EU have recognized that Moscow poses a long-term threat to both American and European interests.

Who's Breathing on the Back of Your Head?

Body parts are an interesting subject for cross-cultural analysis. Sometimes we English speakers are more specific about which body part we mean (as we are with hands, feet, arms and legs); sometimes Russian speakers are.

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