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10/25/2004

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Press Review

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

Bush's Fan Club and Empty Rhetoric

Perhaps no country in the world bristles more at American unilateralism than Russia.

Making America's Votes Count

All electoral systems have flaws; in Britain, political parties can win power on a minority of votes because of the first-past-the-post winner system in individual constituencies.

The Mystery of the Underground Sculpture

Not long ago, I arranged to meet a friend of mine by the sculpture of Gorky, located in the crossing between metro stations Tverskaya and Chekhovskaya.

Business in Brief

Nuke Sub Deal Denied MOSCOW (AP) -- Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov denied Friday that India would lease a nuclear submarine from Russia, Russian news agencies reported. Ivanov said he'd had far-reaching discussions on military deliveries during his January visit to India, ""but there was no talk of leasing any submarines,"" Interfax and Itar-Tass reported. The agencies had reported Thursday that the Indian Navy would lease an Akula-class nuclear submarine, capable of firing both nuclear and conventional missiles, for 10 years. Sakhalin-3 Tender MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian government will auction the license to develop the Far East Sakhalin-3 oil fields within three months of a new law on mineral reserves coming into effect, the official newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Friday. Rights to explore the Sakhalin-3 fields were originally granted in 1993 to U.S. oil giants ExxonMobil, Chevron Texaco, and Russian state oil company Rosneft.

Miller Woos Oil Majors and Banks

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller was in London Friday for talks on possible joint projects with some of the world’s largest energy and financial companies.

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