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11/30/2005

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Press Review

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

Bazaar Offers a Taste of Winter From 86 Lands

This Saturday, the Moscow International Women's Club is holding its annual Winter Bazaar, where representatives from 86 embassies will sell national specialties and Christmas treats for charity.

Magic Puppetry Gives Children Hope

The interactive shows are designed as therapy for children suffering from serious burns.

Anger as Russia Snubbed for Japan 2006 Wild Card Berth

The Russian men's national basketball team will not compete in next year's world championships in Japan after it failed to receive a wild-card spot from the International Basketball Federation, or FIBA.

Patriotism of the Best Sort Gets You Right Here

Once, back in the 1950s when I was a child, I remember riding down North Capitol Street in Washington with my dad when he burst forth with some unexpected patriotism.

Avoiding a Big Fight Over Small Screens

When it comes to the entertainment industry, it seems that no revolutionary deed goes unpunished.

Iran's Enrichment and Russia

The International Atomic Energy Agency reported last week that Iran possessed detailed drawings showing ways to ""cast and machine enriched natural and depleted uranium into hemispherical forms,"" which is another way of saying the inner core of a nuclear bomb.

Basic Decency as a Form of Heroism

In 1937, the Soviet Union celebrated test pilot Valery Chkalov's record-setting, nonstop flight from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington, via the North Pole. A few months ago, Russia discovered a new hero in Major Valery Troyanov, the Air Force pilot who got lost on a flight from a base in the Leningrad region to a second base in the Kaliningrad region. Disoriented, Troyanov flew around over Lithuania until his Su-27 fighter jet ran out of fuel, at which point he ejected safely before the jet crashed in a field.

Bush Offers Plan for Illegal Workers

The president tries to appeal both to hard-liners who call for tougher steps against migrants and to those who encourage compassion.

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