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11/03/2005

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Press Review

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

Shunned Hockey Star to Be Immortalized

Valery Kharlamov, arguably Russia's greatest-ever hockey player, is to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Romanov Labeled a Dictator

Vladimir Romanov, the Lithuanian owner of Hearts, is behaving like a dictator and could spark revolution at the Scottish Premier League club, the former chairman said on Tuesday.

It's a Holiday Time of the Year ... Or Is It?

And a happy holiday to you. Go to the dacha, sleep in, get drunk, be happy. What holiday is it? It's a Friday -- that's all most Russians can tell you.

Eyes Wide Shut on the Past

Why has Nov. 4 been declared a federal holiday, while Nov. 7 has lost its holiday status and become just another working day?

Forget Perestroika, Here Comes Acceleration

English dictionaries define glasnost as ""an official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to a discussion of social problems and shortcomings.""

Russian for You, Larger Lessons for All Comers

To anyone fascinated with Russia, its myths and truths, perhaps the highest goal of all is to master the Russian language.

CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons

The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al-Qaida captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.

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