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11/24/2005

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Press Review

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

'Leader for Tomorrow' Is Back to the Future

He's back. Not exactly on a full-time basis, but Peter Derby, the founder of Russia's first brokerage, Troika Dialog, has come to lead a new business in Russia, though this time he's a nonexecutive chairman.

Immigrants, Nukes, Ideals and Wayne Gretzky

How many times have I read in the press that the Russian population is shrinking and that this demographic crisis must be solved by attracting immigrants?

Appointments

MDM Bank is completing the formation of its analytical department and has announced several appointments.

Growth of Islam Brings a Soviet Response

With an eye on Islamic militancy, the government has recreated the Soviet-era system of control over religion with the Muslim Spiritual Department, which oversees the appointment of Islamic leaders.

A New World Library

Digitized, instant communication is the great technological revolution of our time. It has streamlined business and delivered more information more quickly to more people than ever.

The Sharon Departure and the Risk to Peace

Ariel Sharon is a gambler. Whether leading troops in battle against Arab nations more than 30 years ago or overseeing the withdrawal of Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip this summer as prime minister of Israel, he has always been a daring tactician.

United Russia Truly Unites

The United Russia party seems to be uniting the country all right, but not in the way it probably intended.

Best Advice Remains to Be Given

A friend asked me for help recently. I would have been happy to help, and I should have been able to help, but I could not figure out a way to help.

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