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09/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Absolute Power Is No Answer to Terrorism

The following editorials appeared this week after President Vladimir Putin's proposals on Monday for sweeping changes to the political system.

Police Checks, Fire Safety and Racial Epithets

I am an Australian, currently visiting friends in Moscow. I went to buy some souvenirs the other day on Stary Arbat, and was stopped by two police officers asking to see my identification.

Power to the People -- Not the Siloviki

If I had to choose one word to describe my reaction to President Vladimir Putin's speech on Monday at an expanded government session, it would be astonishment -- astonishment at the complete incongruity between the stated necessity to fight terrorism and the measures proposed, most of which bear no relation to fighting terrorism.

The Naked Truth to God's Truth

In Russian, you can stand up and fight for justice or, as has often been the case, suffer for it.

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