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03/24/2004

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Press Review

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

Parking Solutions to Suit All Budgets

Moscow is still behind other major capitals of the world when it comes to parking costs. But while street parking in Moscow is largely permit- and charge-free, the growing number of cars in the city provides car owners with a different headache -- finding a spare parking space near their home or office.

Ask a Stupid Question

How and where can I pay my car tax?

Globe-Trotter Takes a Long Siberian Way Home

Many people have run away from Russia to Britain, but few have ever run in the opposite direction.

Power-Hungry China Turns Northward

Recalling that Quebec powers New York and Paraguay powers Sao Paulo, Viktor Minakov tapped his pen on a map of the Far East and spun a vision of this corrugated landscape helping power China, the 21st century's factory to the world.

Chubais Takes a Tip From Putin

State power monopoly Unified Energy Systems has streamlined its management structure to put it in step with broader industry reforms, UES officials said late Monday.

Europe Set to Fine Microsoft $615M

Microsoft Corp. accused the European Union on Tuesday of going too far in seeking a record fine of about 500 million euros ($615 million) against it for alleged anti-monopoly abuses, saying it was being penalized for behavior permitted in the United States.

Brussels Playing Hardball With U.S. Software King

While the European Commission this week goes through the final steps to conclude its five-year case against Microsoft Corp., the company's legal problems in Europe are far from over and appear to be accelerating, anti-monopoly lawyers and officials said.

Pension Funds Ask to Meet Disney

Six of the largest U.S. pension funds, worried about the safety of their multibillion-dollar holdings in Walt Disney Co., want to meet with the company's board of directors.

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