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06/03/2004

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Press Review

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

Brit Takes Trade Pitch to the Northern Capital

Dan Kearvell, a rugby player at heart and the former commercial manager of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in Moscow, arrived in St. Petersburg in April to head the northwest branch of the chamber.

Appointments

Maria Korobeinikova has joined Jones Lang LaSalle's Moscow team as senior consultant in the Strategic Consulting and Valuations Group.

Russians Provide 2 of Paris Final 4

Yelena Dementyeva joined Anastasia Myskina in the semifinals of the French Open on Tuesday, beating local favorite Amelie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3.

Putin's Policies, Recognizing Talent and Caviar

Roland Nash writes that President Vladimir Putin is entitled to credit because, due to his policies, ""Russia is attracting the domestic investment and consumption which are now the main drivers of economic recovery.""

Kerry Urges Vigilance on Nukes

U.S. Senator John Kerry has accused the Bush administration on of inaction in the face of what he called the greatest threat facing the United States: the possibility that nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of al-Qaida or other terror groups.

UN Envoy Backs Iraqi Government

The special United Nations envoy who helped put together Iraq's new government urged Iraqis on Wednesday to accept the new interim leadership and to work toward national elections -- the next major step in the country's advance toward democracy.

Schoolgirl's Stabbing Shocks Japan

A stunned Japan was searching for answers on Wednesday after an 11-year-old schoolgirl killed a classmate by slashing her throat, the latest in a string of violent crimes committed by children.

IAEA Report: Iran Admits Importing Centrifuge Parts

In a reversal, Iran has acknowledged importing parts for advanced centrifuges that can be used to enrich uranium, the UN atomic watchdog agency said in a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press.

France Mobilizes as D-Day Draws Near

Surface-to-air missiles are poised to shoot down stray or enemy aircraft. More than 15,000 police and soldiers fan out to keep order. Authorities stock antidotes in case of chemical attack.

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