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05/24/2004

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Press Review

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

A Walk in the Polish Woods Leads to Baku

In 1944 a new physics instructor named Ryzhanov turned up at the Caspian Higher Naval College. The day before he had been spotted in the uniform of a rank-and-file soldier. Then the brass raised him to the rank of lieutenant, stuck silver shoulder-boards on him and sent him to lecture the cadets.

Putin Should Heed the Gusinsky Verdict

A rebuke from the European Court of Human Rights will hardly have President Vladimir Putin quaking in his boots.

Bush Courts Cuban Exiles

While the media have been focused on the atrocities inside Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the George W. Bush administration has embarked on another counterproductive, expensive and irrational foreign policy initiative.

EU Backs Russia's Bid to Join the WTO

The European Union has thrown its backing behind Russia's bid to enter the World Trade Organization in exchange for a promise from Moscow to gradually liberalize gas prices and trade and perhaps ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

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