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05/18/2004

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Press Review

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

Popov Finding Form Ahead of Athens

World champion Alexander Popov turned a near mishap in the semifinals into yet another triumph when he sped to his fifth European 50 meter freestyle title on the final day of the European championships Sunday.

Lazarenko Feels Right at Home in San Francisco

Seen from the witness stand, Pavlo Lazarenko makes a jarring second impression. The smug self-assurance and rough charm of our only previous meeting, in 1997, are gone.

The Evils of Garden Ring Journalism

In her book ""Political Fictions,"" the American writer Joan Didion analyzes the so-called Beltway mentality -- the mind-set of Washington's political class, journalists included.

Nagorny Karabakh: 10 Years and Counting

Tergul Husseinova used to live in a little wooden house with geraniums in the window boxes and chickens scratching in the yard.

Making News in Chechnya

For one day, May 9, Chechnya became front-page news around the world when President Akhmad Kadyrov was assassinated in Grozny.

Baltika Takes Beer Market to Heady Heights

Europe's biggest brewery in Russia's second city has created the continent's No. 2 beer brand in just 12 years as it tries to meet the almost insatiable thirst of Europe's fastest-growing beer market.

International Telephone Traffic Soars

Long-distance telephone monopoly Rostelekom said Monday that its net profit soared to 2.81 billion rubles ($97 million) in the first quarter of 2004 from 1.25 billion in the same period of 2003.

War Dangers Don't Deter Workers

Late on the night of April 9, Sylvia and Allen Petty sat on the front porch of their small rental house here in the hill country northwest of Austin and talked about the future.

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