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02/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Cafe Pushkin Owners Destroy Past

Part of the popular appeal of Cafe Pushkin on Tverskoi Bulvar is its faking of the past.

Buildings Overtake The Weeds in Brooklyn

The signs of Brooklyn's building boom are scattered across the borough, and they are not hard to read.

Old ICBMs, Old Thinking

The Russian military has begun a strategic exercise heralded as the biggest since Soviet times.

From Birth in Blighty

It's the little things I miss about Azerbaijan -- the delicious plump tomatoes, the breeze off the Caspian Sea on warm spring days, or the way you can do a U-turn in the middle of a six-lane highway and no one bats an eyelid.

Chechens Say Blast Reignites Backlash

The police came for Akhmed Arsanakov within hours of the deadly explosion in the Moscow metro.

Uzbek to Die for Bishkek Bombing

Uzbekistan's Supreme Court on Monday convicted and sentenced to death a man belonging to an al-Qaida-allied terrorist group for his involvement in two bombings in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

AT&T Wireless Bids Reported at $38Bln

Investor concerns that Vodafone Group was raising its bid for AT&T Wireless, the struggling U.S. group, to around $38 billion sent shares in the cellphone giant falling 3.7 percent on Monday.

Honda and GE to Produce Jet Engine

Honda Motor Co. will work with General Electric to make jet engines for small business planes, both sides said Monday, marking the Japanese automaker's entry into the aviation industry.

London Toll System Drives Out Business

One year after the introduction of a ?5 ($9.40) toll to drive into central London, traffic is down by almost a third. Sales are down too, according to stores and restaurants in the charging area.

Merck Sells Off VWR for $1.68Bln

German drugs and chemicals group Merck KGaA said on Monday it would sell its VWR International lab distribution unit to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $1.68 billion.

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