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

Advice From a Former Political Prisoner

Two years ago this week, Russian law enforcement authorities, guns drawn, stormed Mikhail Khodorkovsky's plane.

Rebuilding and Renovating Perestroika

You may have been seeing a number of articles on Perestroika 20 Years Later in the news lately. What caught my eye was the various definitions of perestroika in Western periodicals.

No. 1 Seed Davydenko Passes Czech Test in Winter Capital

Top-seeded Nikolai Davydenko downed Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the St. Petersburg Open first round on Wednesday for his 50th match win of the season.

UN Reports on Oil-for-Food Abuses

The report details how companies including LUKoil and Gazprom channeled $1.8 billion to Saddam Hussein's regime.

Leaders Balk at Iranian's Provocation

Governments around the world expressed shock and scorn Thursday at the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be ""wiped off the map,"" and several summoned Tehran's envoys in their capitals for a reprimand.

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