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06/09/2004

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Press Review

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

Why Putin Refused an Invitation to Istanbul

Organizers of the NATO summit later this month will have their work cut out for them as they try to justify dragging the leaders of the 26 member states to Istanbul.

Yanked 'Namedni' Interview Was the Best Alibi

The big economic story last week was the appointment of Russian business tycoon and ethnic Georgian Kakha Bendukidze as Georgian economics minister. The big media story last week was the sacking of NTV anchor Leonid Parfyonov.

Does Putin's Russia Deserve to Be in the G8?

At Moscow State University in 1988, the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan talked to students about freedom and democracy.

New Funds Vie for Investors' Trust

Burgeoning property magnates take note: Since the appearance of the first real estate investment funds in Russia last year, buying property is no longer the only way to invest in the real estate market.

Ask a Stupid Question

What do I need to do to take my dog and cat out of Russia?

News in Brief

Market Toll Rises to 11 MOSCOW (AP) -- A man who was injured in a bomb blast at an outdoor market in Samara last week has died in the hospital, bringing the death toll in the explosion to 11. The victim, a 35-year-old man, had been hospitalized with severe head wounds after Friday's blast, Interfax reported Tuesday. He died late Monday. Forty people remained hospitalized. Cemetery Bombing MOSCOW (AP) -- A man acquitted of carrying out a deadly 1996 bombing at the Kotlyakovo cemetery was convicted Monday of weapons possession and sentenced to three years of internal exile. Andrei Anokhin was acquitted in 2000 of involvement in the blast, which killed 14 people at a graveside memorial service for the head of a fund for disabled veterans of the Afghan War. The fund enjoyed lucrative customs privileges. But the verdict was overturned, and Anokhin was detained in November after allegedly running from the law. Prosecutors said he pulled out a pistol while police were checking his documents.

Kadyrov Says Troops Not Needed

The Kremlin should withdraw federal troops from Chechnya because local law enforcement forces are now powerful enough to fight rebels on their own, First Deputy Chechen Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov said in an interview published this week.

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