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01/25/2005

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Press Review

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

Paveletskaya Gets $200M Mall

City Hall last week approved the construction of a $200 million, 115,000-square-meter shopping mall underneath Paveletskaya Ploshchad in central Moscow.

Moscow's Crown Slips in European Realty Survey

Moscow has the second-best real estate development prospects of any city in Europe, but as far as the risks involved are concerned it is bottom of the list.

Empire State Building Tour to Scale New Heights

It is not easy to change a building that is so famous that mail from around the world finds its way to ""the Empire State Building"" without a city or country in the address.

Moscow Fridge Facility Gets the Cold Shoulder

As part of City Hall's plans to relocate industry away from downtown areas, Moscow's No. 1 Cold Store Complex is making way for a large shopping and entertainment center.

Chinese to Build New Opera House

China's southern business capital of Guangzhou has begun construction of a new opera house designed by London-based star architect Zaha Hadid.

Russian Challenge Falters in Australia

The seemingly unstoppable advance of Russia's women at the Australian Open came to a shuddering halt Monday when Anastasia Myskina and Yelena Dementyeva both bombed out.

Shiites Plan Secular Rule of Iraq

With the Shiites on the brink of capturing power in Iraq for the first time, their political leaders say they have decided to put a secular face on the new Iraqi government they plan to form, relegating Islam to a supporting role.

Taiwanese Cabinet Quits for Reshuffle

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's Cabinet resigned en masse Monday to pave the way for a reshuffle after his pro-independence party was defeated in legislative elections last month.

India and China Hold Talks 'To Broaden Relationships'

India and China will look to strategic issues such as the U.S.-led war on terrorism and their energy security to expand on a steady improvement in ties during talks on Monday, officials and experts said.

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