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11/23/2004

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Press Review

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

DNA Tests Indicate Suspect Isn't Bomber

The investigation into the Aug. 29 Rizhskaya metro station bombing has hit a snag as medical examiners said DNA tests showed the alleged suicide bomber was not Chechen resident Roza Nagayeva, whom prosecutors had previously named as the chief suspect.

Koizumi, Putin Discuss Kurils Feud

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday to continue talks to resolve a dispute that has prevented a peace treaty.

Visa Delay Puts Off Zakayev Talks

The Union of Soldiers' Mothers Committees' meeting with Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev planned for Tuesday in Brussels has been postponed due to a delay in obtaining Belgian visas.

Snow Probe Possible

Moscow city prosecutors said Monday that municipal workers failed to clear the streets properly after last weekend's heavy snowfall and vowed to hold them responsible for any snow-related injuries, Interfax reported.

Tilting at ABM Windmills

President Vladimir Putin created a sensation last week when he told a meeting of the military top brass that Russia's defense industry was ""not just carrying out research and missile tests of new nuclear missile systems. I am confident that they will be commissioned in the next few years,"" Putin said.

Only Ugly Americans Have Reason to Hide

My photographer and I stood on the bridge in Kosovska Mitrovica, gazing across the Ibar River. It was summer 1999, just weeks after a NATO air campaign had turned the Serbian province of Kosovo into an international protectorate.

Under-Supply Keeps Warehouses Hot

The country's residential real estate market might be showing signs of beginning to plateau, but the under-supplied industrial real estate sector remains hot.

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