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

League Has Cash But No Respect

When France Football magazine announced the shortlist from the top 50 European players last month, there was no room for a single member of the CSKA Moscow team, which won the UEFA Cup last May.

9,000 Kilometers, 90 Minutes and Back

Russian Premier League players could be forgiven for grimacing last week as one team sealed promotion to the top division.

A Retreat for the Rich

London has never seen anything quite like the Russians whose lavish wealth arrived after the Soviet Union departed.

Immigrants Must Pass Britishness Test

Those who apply for citizenship must be familiar with Britain's politics, life and customs.

The Fires of European Disintegration

Which would you rather have in your capital city: a terrorist attack in the center or a weeklong riot on the outskirts?

Now There's a Real Holiday for a Family

When President Vladimir Putin came to power, one of the first things he did was replace the national anthem, with its 19th-century tune, with an updated version of the Soviet anthem.

Venturing Where It Does the Most Good

The philanthropic instincts of rich Americans have long been a fruitful source of funding for good works around the world.

The High Price of Parity

Last week, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and the chief of the General Staff, General Yury Baluyevsky, informed President Vladimir Putin that money from the defense budget was increasingly being spent on new hardware rather than on the upkeep of the armed forces.

France Engulfed in Violence as Riots Spread

Rioters fired shotguns at the police in a working-class suburb of Paris on Sunday, wounding 10 officers as the country's fast-spreading urban unrest escalated dangerously.

Police Harassment Chafes Youth in Suburbs of Paris

In life, they were uncelebrated. In death, Zyed Benna, 17, and Bouna Traore, 15, have inspired more than 10 days of riots that have spread from housing projects in the suburbs of Paris to cities and towns across France.

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