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02/04/2004

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Press Review

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

Senator Receives Poison-Laced Letter

The U.S. Senate majority leader's office apparently has suffered its second bioterror attack in three years, with another suspicious white powder delivered through the mail system -- this time laced with poisonous ricin, officials said.

Arbatov Sees Risk of Terror

A prominent Russian liberal politician said Tuesday that a white powder found in the U.S. Senate that appears to be the deadly poison ricin was a grim reminder of the lurking danger of terrorists getting hold of weapons of mass destruction.

North Korea Agrees to New Round of Talks

North Korea said Tuesday that it has agreed to six-way nuclear talks starting Feb. 25, prompting expectations the countries will discuss the communist nation's offer to freeze its atomic programs in exchange for concessions from Washington.

Kerry Aims for Primary Vote Sweep

After back-to-back wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was hoping for a sweep Tuesday in the biggest test yet for Democratic presidential hopefuls, seven states holding primaries or caucuses.

Nothing But the Good Stuff on State Television

The state-owned television channel Rossia served up a surprise last week when it featured Akhmad Kadyrov on the program ""Geroi dnya bez galstuka"" (Hero of the Day Without a Tie).

Ask a Stupid Question

If your preference is to open an account with a foreign bank, Citibank requires you to give them a copy of all your passport pages, a copy of your visa and a Moscow registration stamp.

Moscow Expats Get Financially Savvy

Expats in Moscow are asking for an expanding range of personal financial services, according to the city's financial advisers.

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