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

Cash Explosion Triggers Bout of Money Mania

Prodded by the Kremlin, the Central Bank has put its credibility on the line by vowing to meet what many economists say are two mutually exclusive goals.

Even Putin Can't Make the World Love the Ruble

Americans abroad have long been accustomed to the universal acceptance of their greenbacks.

Baku's Building Boom Reveals Grave Inequity

If you can judge a country's economy by the amount of construction work going on, Azerbaijan is booming.

Draft Board's Fuzzy Math

Russia under former KGB agent Vladimir Putin is sliding steadily backward into traditional tyranny.

Allawi: Iraq to Control Its Army

Iraq's new prime minister told the UN Security Council his government will retain control of the country's armed forces and work in ""full partnership"" with the U.S.-led multinational force to coordinate joint military operations and security policy, according to a letter obtained Sunday.

Cameraman Killed in Riyadh Shooting

A British reporter for the BBC was in critical condition Monday, a day after assailants wounded the correspondent and shot dead his Irish colleague while they were filming outside the house of a suspected al-Qaida militant.

Tough Tasks to Greet Tenet's Successor

The White House-sanctioned photos said it all: CIA director George Tenet with U.S. President George W. Bush at Camp David as the Afghanistan war began. George Tenet seated behind Secretary of State Colin Powell at the UN briefing on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Bush Will Try to Reconnect At G-8

U.S. President George W. Bush will seek to mollify allies dismayed by the war in Iraq and launch a plan for wider change in the Middle East when he hosts leaders from the world's richest nations this week.

Reagan Will Be Given a State Funeral

A white, horse-drawn caisson will carry the body of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan through the streets of Washington on Wednesday in a cortege resembling the funeral procession of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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