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11/23/2005

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Press Review

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

6 Enter the Race for New Olympic Chief

Less than three months before the start of the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Russian Olympic Committee chief Leonid Tyagachyov faces a tough battle to keep his job as six opponents have appeared on the scene to challenge him.

Soviet Martial Art Sambo Still Flourishes in the CIS

It is a sport few know outside the former Soviet Union though its admirers regard it as one of the most physically demanding of the martial arts.

Merkel Takes Up Germany's Top Post

The first woman chancellor must work with old rivals to revive a sluggish economy.

N. Korea Likens Bush to Hitler

North Korea denounced U.S. President George W. Bush as a ""wicked man"" comparable to Adolf Hitler, and labeled his advocating democracy a pretext for invading other countries.

Talks Begin on Kosovo's Future

Six years after the end of warfare here, fear and suspicion still enforce a strict separation of Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo, but for the first time both sides are beginning to picture a future in which they might -- just might -- live together.

U.S. Library Kicks Off World Digital Project

The U.S. Library of Congress is kicking off a campaign on Tuesday to work with other nations' libraries to build a World Digital Library, starting with a $3 million donation from Google.

Young Artists on Display in Moscow

Many kids are more comfortable -- and happier -- around a paintbrush than any other utensil, be it a fork or a pencil, but 10-year-old Roza Yusupova of Ufa and 6-year-old Vicky Borodina of Novosibirsk used their aplomb with the instrument to win a trip to Moscow as the winners of a national art competition sponsored by the magazine Domashny Ochag, or Good Housekeeping.

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