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03/01/2004

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Press Review

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

Dubai Sends Kuznetsova Into Top 20

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, 18, is set to break into the WTA top 20 for the first time in her career on the strength of her performance in the Dubai Women's Open, where she beat Venus Williams in the quarterfinals, before falling to World No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's final.

Russia's Electoral Time Bomb

Few would dispute that the upcoming presidential election is devoid not only of competition, but even of the intrigue that attended the previous presidential election, despite the fact that even then the outcome was effectively a foregone conclusion.

Farewell Dossier: Wrong in a Big Way

I've been pondering the Farewell Dossier, a sordid little Cold War episode that has suddenly, chest puffed out self-importantly, revealed itself.

A Patter of Tiny Paws Brings Anxiety Attack

Next to our building there is a small area scattered with bushes where the residents walk their dogs. Recently I saw our sixth-floor neighbor, Alexander Govorov, carrying his curly white lapdog Dunya out for some exercise.

Art, the State and Religion

The story from Russia, briefly, was this: In January 2003, the Andrei Sakharov Museum in Moscow held an exhibition of new art called ""Caution -- Religion.""

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