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01/13/2005

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Press Review

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

Dominant Russians Eye Australian Slam

The Australian Open escaped the Russian revolution that swept women's tennis last year but the first Grand Slam of 2005 is in the firing line this time.

Confidence Slumps in December

Business confidence slumped in December amid allegations of foul play during the auction of Yukos' key asset, Yuganskneftegaz, the Duma's backing of the decision to end direct gubernatorial elections and Russia's meddling in Ukraine's presidential election.

Burglars Make Off With $1.2M in Cash, Medals

Only four days into 2005, burglars pulled off what may be the heist of the year, stealing $1.2 million in cash and valuables from the Moscow apartment of a university director, police said.

A Russian Twist on Responibility

For the last year corporate social responsibility, or CSR, has been the ""in"" business term in Moscow.

The Revenge of the Special Agent

In the Soviet Union, the crap tended to rise to the top. Think of Afghanistan, of arms caravans moving across the dunes.

Ski Resorts vs. Potato Plots

January in Russia has long been a merry and drunken month, but now since the new holiday law was passed, it's merrier than ever.

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