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

Lessons to be Learned From Venezuela Vote

A coup attempt, a general strike and now the world's first recall referendum against an incumbent president -- Venezuela's seemingly indestructible Hugo Chavez has survived them all.

A Gogolian Volga Road Trip

We drove south along a country road away from the great reaches of the Volga, celebrated in the landscapes of the great Isaac Levitan -- we being three fellows of the Institute of Globalization Studies plus an English colleague who had just given a seminar on participatory democracy in the regional capital.

Dagestani Leader and a Mayor in Standoff

Dagestani prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a slander investigation against the mayor of Khasavyurt for criticizing Dagestani leader Magomedali Magomedov at a recent rally.

Police Bag 93 Gold Medals in Las Vegas

Law enforcement officers have bagged an astounding 93 gold medals at the World Police and Firefighters Games in Las Vegas -- an achievement that a senior police officer said he hoped would be an example for the national Olympic team in Athens.

Would-Be Olympic Judge Goes to Jail

Hardly an Olympic Games seems to pass without at least one scandal in which a country blames its sporting failure on the sinister motives and behavior of Olympic judges.

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