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02/25/2005

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Press Review

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

Oligarchs Toy With Their 2008 Options

Despite the word's newfangled interpretation, oligarchy in Greek means ""the rule of the few,"" the well-off few who wield not only economic power, but also political power. Oligarchs are not millionaires sitting behind bars or pining away in emigre exile. They are the wealthy who send other millionaires to jail or force them to flee the country.

A Very Sinister Affair

Like in many other languages, in Russian, ""right"" is associated with justice and righteousness, while ""left"" is associated with activities that are morally wrong, illegal or somehow ""off.""

Bush Hails Slovaks for Support in Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush hailed Slovaks on Thursday as ""friends, allies and brothers"" in the fight for global freedom, and thanked the country for deploying a small but symbolic contingent of troops to Iraq.

Abbas Averts Crisis During Key Test

The Palestinian parliament was to convene Thursday to approve a new Cabinet after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, wielding unexpected political clout, called rebellious Fatah lawmakers together and told them not to provoke a crisis.

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