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08/06/2004

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Press Review

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

Legal Risk Blights Google IPO

Google may have illegally issued more than 23 million shares of its stock to hundreds of employees and consultants, injecting an unexpected legal risk into the search engine leader's highly anticipated IPO.

WTO Raps EU Over Sugar Subsidies

Brazil, Australia and Thailand won a clear victory against the European Union on Wednesday in a row over sugar subsidies that could have a big impact on world farm trade talks, Brazilian officials said.

Lift the Lid on Democracy in Uzbekistan

Windows of opportunity don't stay open forever, something Uzbekistan's president, Islam Karimov, seems not to understand.

A Russian Phrase for Every Twist of Fate

Ah, August! The month that begins with just about every Russian knocking wood, spitting three times over his left shoulder, lighting candles and dancing under the moon while muttering spells to keep away the demons that historically plague Russia in this month.

Incomes Sink in Rising Tide of Oil

Having bounced back from the 1998 default, Moscow is now the world's third-most expensive city.

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