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05/26/2004

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Press Review

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

Volunteers Make Quick Work of Park Cleanup

Those who ventured into the city's parks a few weekends ago were greeted by an unusual sight.

Russian Banks Roll Out VIP Banking

Private banking services, aimed at helping the wealthy conserve and multiply their assets, are beginning to emerge in Russia.

Ask a Stupid Question

Do I need a Russian driving license to drive legally in Moscow?

Bush Pledges to Destroy Abu Ghraib

In an address to the nation, U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday night called for demolishing Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison -- the scene of atrocities under Saddam Hussein and the U.S. military's prisoner abuse -- as he vowed that the United States would succeed in turning Iraq from violence and chaos to democracy and peace.

Sanchez to Leave Top Post in Iraq

The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, will leave his command this summer, to be replaced by the Army's second-ranking general, senior Pentagon officials said Monday.

Shiite Shrine Damaged During Najaf Violence

One of the most sacred shrines of Shiite Islam suffered minor damage during clashes Tuesday between U.S. forces and radical Shiite militiamen that killed at least 13 Iraqis, some of them civilians. It was unclear who was responsible for the shrine damage.

Reports: Sharon Will Avoid Bribery Charge

Israel's attorney general has decided against indicting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on charges of accepting bribes from a real estate developer, Israeli television stations reported Monday night.

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