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02/02/2005

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Press Review

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

Sharapova Says No. 1 Can Wait

Maria Sharapova will give top priority to the defense of her Wimbledon title this year, after insisting the world No. 1 ranking can wait.

Tarpishchev Admits Safin's Coach Was Key to Victory

Marat Safin's Swedish coach, Peter Lundgren, deserves huge credit for the temperamental Russian's Australian Open triumph, Russia's tennis chief said Monday.

The Real Practical Joke Is on State TV Viewers

NTV news had the story of the week last week: the groundbreaking ceremony for a new $6.5 million to $7.5 million water park in the Chechen city of Gudermes.

How to Take the Pain Out of Remont

Having the builders in can be hell anywhere, but remont for a Moscow first-time buyer can be particularly terrifying.

Ask a Stupid Question

Can I make regular payments by automated transfer from a Russian bank account?

The Shaky Ground of Poverty

Today, many believe that economic growth and state social policy are incompatible. I am convinced, however, that improving the quality of people's lives is no less important than the ups and downs of economic indicators.

Demonstrations Disprove Democracy

Russians have taken to the streets for the first time in many years. It is particularly interesting to observe the protesters through the lens of state television.

Israel Slows Gaza Pullback Plan

Israel will slow a planned pullback from West Bank cities because of Gaza violence that has frayed a de facto truce and raised doubts that Palestinians can keep militants in check, officials said Tuesday.

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