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11/09/2004

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Press Review

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

30,000 Rally in Kiev to Protest Vote Fraud

Tens of thousands of supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko filled Kiev's main square Saturday as part of protests planned nationwide against alleged election fraud.

Socialists Swing Behind Yushchenko

Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko won the support of the country's Socialist leader, his campaign manager said Friday -- an alliance that could prove crucial in a runoff election later this month.

Blast Misses Russian Club Director

A Russian who heads a club aimed at promoting Russian-Ukrainian ties was attacked in Kiev in what police described as an assassination attempt, news reports said Sunday.

Hostages Freed as Georgia, Ossetia Agree Withdrawals

Residents living in the border zone between Georgia and breakaway South Ossetia freed about 40 hostages Sunday, police said.

Kovalev, Jagr Join Russian League

Alexei Kovalev became the latest NHL player to join a Russian team during the lockout, following New York Rangers star Jaromir Jagr, who announced earlier Monday that he had signed for Omsk Avangard.

Safin Targets Federer After Paris Victory

Marat Safin, back to his very best with a record-equaling third Paris Masters title on Sunday, hopes to be a match for world No. 1 Roger Federer next year.

Tszyu Retains Title With 4 Knockdowns

Kostya Tszyu was soft-spoken before his rematch with Sharmba Mitchell and the same way after.

Lokomotiv Tops Russian Table

Defending champion CSKA Moscow lost the lead in Russia's title race after being held to a 0-0 draw by city rival Dynamo in a Premier League derby on Monday.

PLO Power Struggle Surfaces

Palestinians used to dismiss Yasser Arafat's wife, Suha, as a spoiled socialite who chose life in Paris over standing by her husband in his besieged West Bank headquarters.

IAEA Warns of Race to Prevent Nuclear Attacks

The world faces a ""race against time"" to prevent nuclear terror, the United Nation's nuclear watchdog chief said Monday, citing an extensive illicit market in nuclear and radioactive materials after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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