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01/24/2005

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Press Review

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

World Must 'Never Forget'

Sixty years ago the Russians liberated Auschwitz, as the Americans approached Dachau.

Cabinet So-soers Ruin Inauguration Dreams

One day, Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin was watching the president of the United States dancing with a female army officer at his inaugural ball on television.

New U.S. Spy Branch Eyes Emerging States

The Pentagon, expanding into the CIA's historic bailiwick, has created a new espionage arm and is reinterpreting U.S. law to give Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld broad authority over clandestine operations abroad, according to interviews with participants and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Israel 'Willing to Suspend Attacks'

The Israeli military is willing to suspend operations against Palestinian militants if they don't carry out attacks, Israel's defense minister said Sunday, signaling a change in position that could help pave the way toward a cease-fire.

Al-Zarqawi Declares War on Democracy in Internet Tape

A speaker purporting to be Iraq's most feared terror leader declared a ""fierce war"" on democracy and said in an audiotape posted Sunday on the Internet that the Americans were using next weekend's Iraqi elections to install the Shiites in power.

Gazprom Chief Slips Into N. Korea

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller slipped into reclusive North Korea on a trip that analysts said was as much driven by Moscow's geopolitical diplomacy as by Pyongyang's desperate need for energy.

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