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02/15/2005

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Press Review

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

Passivity Prevents U.S. Nuclear Compromise

The bellicose proclamations ricocheting from the United States to Iran and North Korea threaten to drown out common sense.

Great Weapons for Rogues

The international community has long ignored the activities of a certain network of black-market arms dealers.

A Georgian Crisis of Confidence

Stability was supposed to be the main theme in the days that followed the death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania on Feb. 3.

When Businessmen Go Governor

The first governor to be appointed by President Vladimir Putin was businessman Sergei Darkin, who had been elected governor of Primorye four years ago.

Budgeting for a Better-Run Bureaucracy

The proposals made by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov back in August and the Finance Ministry's current initiatives to change the state budget system show that the strategic goal of reforming government administration and increasing officials' efficiency has not been completely forgotten.

Tokyo and Moscow Bury the Sword

The Russian general gamely tried on a samurai helmet. The visiting Japanese general donned a Russian fur hat. Together, they watched Russian tanks maneuver across the snow-covered terrain.

Putin, Bush Pressed Ahead of Summit

In the run-up to this month's U.S.-Russian summit, prominent political analysts on Monday urged the two nations' presidents to overcome the recent cold spell in relations by setting up joint military bases, pooling efforts to build missile defenses and making joint pre-emptive strikes on terrorists.

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