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

Awesome Display By Russia At Worlds

By the time Natalya Nazarova pushed up her chin and stood to attention for yet another rendition of the national anthem on Sunday, Russia was already celebrating an awesome pre-Olympic morale booster.

British Detainees in Cuba Head Home

Five Britons jailed for more than two years at the U.S. Guantanamo base in Cuba headed home Tuesday -- posing anti-terror police a dilemma over whether to release them to families or keep them behind bars.

Iraq Body Approves Legislation

The United States claimed a diplomatic victory after Iraq's Governing Council signed an interim constitution, though several Shiite leaders said they would seek to change the law in the future.

Haiti Rebuilds Amid Violence

Haiti began trying to rebuild its shattered government, with a seven-member council set to pick a new prime minister Tuesday and the nation's interim president appealing for an end to recent violence.

Moscow Welsh Gather for Leeks, Songs and a Sws

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, Moscow's expats are preparing for a day of beer, bangers and bagpipes.

Report: Mayor's Wife Has Links to Transvaal

Mayor Yury Luzhkov's wife and brother-in-law personally helped finance the purchase of the Transvaal water park that collapsed last month, Kommersant reported Friday.

Blast Blamed on Gas Rocks Building

An explosion tore through a Moscow apartment building before dawn Sunday, injuring at least two people and forcing the evacuation of the 14-story building. Officials blamed the blast on natural gas.

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