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

Myskina Leads a Homegrown Double

The narrative of homegrown athletes triumphing over foreign opponents resonates with Russian sports fans, reaffirming their conviction that their country's athletes are no worse, and in many cases even better, than athletes abroad.

Yartsev Gets Week to Ponder Future

Russia coach Georgy Yartsev is to take a week to ponder his future following Wednesday's 7-1 drubbing by Portugal in a World Cup qualifier in Lisbon.

Iraq Unlikely to Repeat Success of Afghan Vote

The elections in Afghanistan were rough and ready. Many women were intimidated, security was so iffy that campaigning was just about impossible, poll workers were barely trained, funny business went on, and the ink was delible.

Russia Doesn't Need Special Favors

With terrorist attacks against Russia on the rise, President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denounced what he calls Western ""double standards."" Americans and Europeans hit back hard when they're attacked, he says. He's doing the same thing -- and he expects our support.

A Choice Between Hearts and Minds

Thanks to the power of television, the three debates between President George W. Bush and John Kerry have played a useful, potentially decisive role in this year's U.S. presidential election.

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