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

A Hirsute Successor With Staying Power

Transfer of political power has been a painful issue in Russia ever since the Bolshevik Revolution. The Soviet Union lacked any formal mechanism for replacing the big boss, which meant that many big bosses relinquished power only when they died.

An International Coolness Rating

When yet another international rating comes out where Russia again comes far down the list, there is, of course, no point in getting worked up about it.

Suicide Bombers Attack Bali Resorts, Killing 26

Authorities blame the group linked with the 2002 nightclub bombings.

EU Ministers Meet to Try to Salvage Turkey Talks

European Union foreign ministers were meeting Sunday in Luxembourg to plead with Austria to drop its objection to Turkish membership in an emergency session the night before the EU was to begin entry talks with Ankara.

Reporter Set Free in CIA Leak Case

Judith Miller, a reporter for The New York Times, spent Friday morning testifying to a federal grand jury investigating whether officials in U.S. President George W. Bush's administration leaked the identity of an undercover CIA officer.

Dancing to the Same Tune

Back when clouds began to gather around U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a White House source warned that his loss would be catastrophic.

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