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03/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Ask a Stupid Question

The Central Bank has canceled the requirement for banks and money-changers to issue a ""spravka"" to their customers.

Online Banking Still a Web of Worry

If you're thinking of opening a Russia-based bank account and want to be able to manage it over the Internet, your choices are limited.

Patch Adams Prescribes His 'Laughter Therapy'

For Hunter ""Patch"" Adams, clowning around is serious business.

A Short History of Russian Elections' Short Life

Elections are nothing new in Russia. The posadniki, or governors, of medieval Novgorod were elected, as were the heads of the guba (a territorial division that existed in the 16th and 17th centuries) and the heads of rural self-government bodies from the 16th century onward.

New Law Strengthens Shareholder Rights

Tsvetmetservis, a St. Petersburg-based metals company with a so-called blocking stake in Samara-based cable maker Rosskat, spent four years trying to litigate its way onto the company's board.

Export Data Confounds Producers

Aluminum producers denied Tuesday that they were behind the sharp rise in the country's aluminum exports reported by customs for January, and analysts questioned the accuracy of the data.

RusAl Readies for Worldwide Expansion

Russian Aluminum, the country's leading aluminum maker, is looking to shift to higher value products for industries such as aerospace and packaging, and away from low grade metal as it expands globally.

Study: Web Use Growing 40% a Year

More than 15 million Russians will be surfing the web at least once a month by the end of the year, nearly twice the number just two years ago, according to a new study by telecom consulting firm J'son & Partners.

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