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10/06/2004

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Press Review

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

A Russian Path to the Golden Years

Foreigners living and working in the country must pay local taxes, but they are not entitled to receive a state pension here.

Ask a Stupid Question

How do realtors calculate the area of a property?

Moscow Expats Pitch Cricket in a Cold Climate

If you want a game of cricket but you don't have the proper equipment, all you need to do is wrap a tennis ball in electrical tape, and get hold of a chair for wickets and something that passes for a bat.

Terek Reaches Premier League

Chechen club Terek Grozny clinched a place in top-flight soccer for the first time with a 2-0 win over Arsenal Tula on Monday.

Rumsfeld: No Iraq Ties to Al-Qaida

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was misunderstood when he stated hours earlier that he knew of no ""strong, hard evidence"" linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al-Qaida.

U.S. Airstrikes Pound Baghdad Slum

U.S. warplanes pounded the vast Baghdad slum of Sadr City overnight after a U.S. patrol came under fire, the military said Tuesday. In the Sunni Triangle city of Ramadi, a car bomb explosion was followed by clashes between U.S. troops and insurgents.

U.S. Policies Stir More Fear Than Confidence

The white guard shack still stands, but the American GIs have long since departed, and there's a nostalgic cheapness to the postcards, gas masks, helmets and rusted Maxwell House coffee tins. Checkpoint Charlie, the slice of concrete and barbed wire that epitomized the Cold War, seems an innocent artifact in a world awash in new dangers. ""There was a time when World War III could have started right here,"" sai

E-Mail for the Paranoid Makes Its World Debut

A new e-mail transmission system from Britain that claims to be leakproof and spam-free is quickly gaining ground in Russia, the system's creator, Jeftel said.

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