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11/01/2005

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Press Review

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

Bargains Galore in New Rivieras

It wasn't because the Hamptons were too flashy or the Catskills too sleepy that Aaron Hicklin ended up in Croatia. Nor was it simply the cachet of owning a vacation home in Europe.

Activists Rally in Historic Buildings' Defense

Preservationists outlined a new stage in their battle for Moscow's architectural heritage at an exhibition last week, posting pictures of the architectural gems they fear will be destroyed or disfigured by the current development boom.

Fifth Avenue Surges, Tverskaya in Decline

Rents on New York's Fifth Avenue rose 38 percent during the past year as retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch competed for space on the world's most expensive shopping street, Cushman & Wakefield said.

Triumph of an Uber-Wonk

Three distinct breeds of people inhabit the corridor between Washington, New York and Boston: pols, geeks and wonks. The pols are the professional politicians, who live by polls and votes.

The Overdue Greening of a Growing China

Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Communist Party leaders have argued convincingly that they need to address China's severe environmental and social challenges as well as simply promoting economic growth.

The Dangers of Friendly Dictatorships

The political situation in Uzbekistan is spinning out of control, with anger growing in society and even among some moderate members of the ruling elite against President Islam Karimov.

Fair Auctions 101

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko scored a major victory last week when the government auctioned off the Kryvorizhstal steel mill for more than $4.8 billion despite the protests of the opposition and a series of legal challenges filed by the winners of an auction held last year.

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