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02/14/2005

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Press Review

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

Newfound Hope for Hamas

A couple of days after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared a halt to hostilities, I met with a few of the many journalists and commentators who roam our streets.

Restoring Confidence by Pressing the Button

One day, Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin called the deputy head of his administration, Vladislav Yuryevich Surkov.

State Control Over Lock, Stock and Barrel

The recent announcements that Russia intends to exclude companies or groups that are not majority Russian-owned from bidding for natural resource development licenses, together with the plan to prioritize the building of a $15 billion, 4,200-kilometer pipeline to Nakhodka on the Pacific, do not make great economic sense.

Mixing Protest and Pleasure

Looking at the press releases these days, you'd think we were back in 1991, when every weekend brought a demonstration bigger than the last.

Fetisov to Review Sporting Bodies

Russia needs to ring the changes in its sporting ruling bodies to revive the country's sagging fortunes in the international arena, Sports Minister Vyacheslav Fetisov said Friday.

Safina Upsets Mauresmo to Win Paris Open Title

Russia's Dinara Safina upset hot local favorite Amelie Mauresmo to win the Paris Open with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory Sunday.

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