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10/05/2004

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Press Review

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

Zenit Eyes Lazio, Newcastle in Draw

Zenit St. Petersburg faces the daunting prospect of being picked to play against Lazio, Newcastle United or Feyenoord in Tuesday's draw for the inaugural group stage of the UEFA Cup.

Car Bombs, Shootings Rock Iraq Cities

Two car bombs ripped through crowded Baghdad streets on Monday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 96, as insurgents step up their campaign to undermine the country's U.S.-backed interim government and drive the United States and its allies out of Iraq.

Violence in Gaza Worst in 4 Years

Defiant Palestinian militants fired rockets into an Israeli border town on Monday despite an Israeli military offensive, the bloodiest in the Gaza Strip in four years of conflict, intended to stop such attacks.

Nobel Prize Goes to U.S. 'Smell' Researchers

U.S. researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Monday for their efforts to better understand and explain how people can smell a lilac flower on a spring morning and still recall it years later.

IMF Summit Yields Few Solutions

Finance officials from all over the globe gathered under heavy guard Sunday to push for a stepped-up fight against terror financing while warning the poor must not be forgotten.

As City Prices Stagnate, Western Suburbs Soar

Moscow apartment prices have not grown since June, but the cost of suburban houses and land continues to climb to record highs.

Elite Project Seeks to Blow Out Rivals

With dozens of elite country settlements dotting the Moscow region within a 30-minute drive from the city limits, developers are striving to come up with projects that stand out from those offered by competitors.

Mosmart Opens Second Hypermarket

Mosmart, the country's only domestic hypermarket operator, became a chain last week with the opening of its second, 26,000-square-meter store on Dmitrovskoye Shosse.

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