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06/01/2004

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Press Review

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

Suffering Safin Falls to Nalbandian

After reaching the fourth round of the French Open with two draining five-set wins, Marat Safin was knocked out of the tournament by Argentina's David Nalbandian 7-5,6-4,6-7,6-3 on Monday afternoon.

Russian Is NHL's Most Wanted

If Russian teenager Alexander Ovechkin is not the next big deal in ice hockey, then many NHL scouts may be looking for jobs in a few seasons.

Azeri Village Poised on the Edge of the Abyss

Hussein Ali is not a happy man.

Reading Between the Lines

President Vladimir Putin's state of the nation address last week was a mixed bag.

Putin and the Mythical NGO Conspiracy

Back in 1990-91, the United States and Europe were terrified at the prospect of the Soviet Union collapsing.

Billions Down the Drain

In his state of the nation address a year ago, President Vladimir Putin announced that military modernization was a national priority, and ordered the creation of a corps of professional sergeants or noncommissioned officers.

Istanbul Bombing Trial Suspended on First Day

The trial of 69 suspected members of a Turkish al-Qaida cell charged in a string of November suicide bombings in Istanbul opened Monday, but the court quickly ruled that it did not have the authority to hear the case and that any judgment would have to come during later hearings before another court.

Saudis Comb Kingdom for Al-Qaida Militants

Saudi forces combed the kingdom Monday for suspected al-Qaida militants who killed 22 civilians and took dozens of foreigners hostage in a daring attack on its globally vital oil industry.

Glasnost and Growth Go Hand in Hand

During his first term as president, Vladimir Putin used his power, his popularity and his secret police connections to ensure that his political opposition would effectively cease to exist.

Marshals Struggle to Keep Low Profile

As they settled into first class on American Airlines flight 1438 from Chicago to Miami, they were supposed to be the last line of defense against terrorists -- two highly trained U.S. air marshals who would sit unnoticed among the ordinary travelers but spring into action at the first sign of trouble.

Pakistan Fears Revenge Attacks

Thousands of police and paramilitary troops were deployed at Shiite mosques in Pakistan on Monday to prevent revenge attacks after the killing of a senior pro-Taliban Sunni cleric over the weekend.

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