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02/09/2005

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Press Review

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

Italian Test for Depleted Russians

Six months after Marcello Lippi took charge, the Italian team still looks like a work in progress as it prepares to play Russia in a friendly on Wednesday.

English Soccer's Tale of Two Tycoons

American entrepreneur Malcolm Glazer has been trying to take over Manchester United for more than a year despite bitter resistance from fans and cold shoulders from the club's board.

Key Changes Set Banking Reform in Motion

For years, the stalled banking reform has resembled an old joke: When Leonid Brezhnev's train breaks down, the Soviet leader simply pulls down the blinds and declares it's still moving.

Investors Discover the Benefits of Sharing Risk

Mutual funds are fast becoming one of the favored places for Russians to stash their cash. Last year the number of investors in mutual funds nearly tripled, thanks to high returns in 2003 and an increasing wariness among Russians of holding their savings in dollars.

Is it safe to leave my receipt near the ATM?

According to Alexander Koloshenko, head of consumer banking with Raiffeisenbank, the practice of printing a customer's entire card number and validity period on slips from ATMs and point-of-sale terminals existed until recently.

How to Handle the Kickback Culture

""The art of bribe-taking opens up to us a direct route to happiness,"" wrote Erast Pertsov, an obscure 19th-century Russian writer and a friend of Alexander Pushkin.

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