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12/16/2004

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Press Review

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

A Poisonous Common Space for Yushchenko

The affliction that has disfigured Viktor Yushchenko calls to mind a similar malady that befell a crusading member of the State Duma, Yury Shchekochikhin, last year.

Candidates Need to Meet and Greet

When reading local newspapers over the last two months, I have been pleasantly surprised to learn that St. Petersburg authorities have finally understood that they need to do something to boost public interest in municipal elections.

Goodbye, Sweet Liberty

During the first week of November, two events occurred that have a bearing on the fate of the Russian Service of Radio Liberty. At first glance, these events are not related to the re-election of George W. Bush, but should be perceived in the same time frame and context.

Social Woes, Tymoshenko's Past and Cartoons

The recent articles by Nabi Abdullaev and Oksana Yablokova make for interesting, if not alarming, conversation.

Canadian Brain Storms Into the Ad Business

Few jobs involve both vomit bags and black-tie parties. Lucky for Alex Shifrin, general director of The Creative Factory, his is an exception.

Indian MPs: Minister Must Quit

Indian lawmakers called for the railway minister to resign on Wednesday, a day after two passenger trains hurtled head-on into each other, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens.

U.S. Airline Quizzed Over Concorde Crash

French prosecutors have summoned Continental Airlines' CEO and its chief operating officer for questioning in the probe of the July 2000 crash of the Concorde, two lawyers said Tuesday.

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