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08/16/2004

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Press Review

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

Oil Price Reaching New Heights

Fears of an oil shock deepened on Friday as crude set new highs, underpinned by fresh evidence of strong Chinese demand and worries about sabotage in Iraq.

Google IPO Starts Despite Playboy Interview

The auction for Google's highly anticipated initial public offering got off to a rocky start Friday after the web search company sidestepped a bullet from U.S. securities regulators.

Going for Gold

Should our country host the Olympics? That is the question many governments are asking as they eye Greece's gargantuan bill for running this year's events. To get the answer, it suffices to quote the inscription of the Oracle at Delphi: Know Thyself.

The Winning 'Spirit' of the 1930s?

Two seemingly unrelated events happened last week, which taken together explain a lot about the essence of Russia's current domestic and foreign policy.

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