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

Russians Look at Iraq and See Their Reflection

The U.S. occupation of Iraq may seem far away for most New Yorkers. But for one small group of new Americans, talk of building democracy in a broken country sounds all too familiar.

Brighton Beach Revisits a Soviet Idea

Private security is the norm in Russian cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, where residents have little faith in the government's ability to maintain public order.

Estonian Carries Wife to Victory in Finland

Two Estonian students clinched the country's seventh straight wife-carrying world championship over the weekend, winning the ""wife's"" weight in beer and a sauna.

Ask a Stupid Question

Why don't Russians use checks?

Investigating Your Broker Can Save a Fortune

In the late '90s, Oleg Babakov lost millions of rubles by making poor Internet trading deals on behalf of Surgutsky Proyekt, where he served as president.

Israeli Plans $200M Belorussky Complex

A company owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev said it is ready to invest up to $200 million to build a multilevel, underground shopping center and parking lot under the square in front of Belorussky Station.

Work Starts on Freedom Tower

The cornerstone of a new skyscraper that will one day soar over ground zero has been unveiled, a symbolic step for victims' relatives and a chance for Manhattan to reclaim its broken skyline.

GUM to List New Fund on MICEX

The GUM trading house is launching a real estate fund based on its noncore holdings and will list shares in it on MICEX by the end of the year, the manager of the project, Troika Dialog, said last week.

Megawati Lagging in Indonesia Polls

A former army general took an early lead Monday in Indonesia's first direct presidential election, a key step toward democracy six years after the fall of longtime dictator Suharto.

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