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Press Review

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

Liberals Need to Get on Board the Putin Train

Articles on the fate of liberalism in Russia seem to be flavor of the month.

Oligarchs Are Worse Than Raskolnikov

Rodion Raskolnikov, the main character in Dostoevsky's ""Crime and Punishment,"" murders the old pawnbroker not for her money, but in order to find out whether he is a ""trembling creature"" or in fact has ""the right.""

No More U.S. Isolationism

The hearings of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States have been somewhat overshadowed by the renewed fighting in Iraq.

Street Protests Are Now a Craze in the Caucasus

Georgians do it outside parliament. Azeris do it along the Caspian Sea coast. And last week, Armenians were doing it in Freedom Square in their thousands, until the police sent them home.

Realtors Pass Judgment on Their Own Work

The winners of Moscow's first annual Commercial Real Estate Awards were announced at a gala dinner hosted by Commercial Real Estate, or CRE, magazine last Friday night at Novy Manezh exhibition hall.

Red Tape Setbacks Drive City Hall to Yaroslavl

Moscow City Hall is finally living up to its promise to open more hotels.

Durov Theater Celebrates Two Milestones

Last Tuesday, as she accepted birthday wishes from politicians, actors and other high-placed friends, Natalya Durova had to deal with interruptions from singing bears, dancing monkeys and drum-playing hares.

Kudrin Lays Down the Rules of Business

Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin on Monday laid down the ground rules for doing business in Russia, which boil down first and foremost to paying taxes in full, and said the government was considering an eventual amnesty to cover past financial sins.

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