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

Reform in Egypt Could Pave Way to Democracy

It's not yet clear whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak intends to allow a genuinely democratic election for president later this year.

Iran May Soon Have Nukes

Summit meetings between world leaders rarely end in complete disagreement. When a summit is arranged, the documents to be signed are drawn up in advance, ensuring at least a semblance of success.

Only the Kremlin Can Help Kasyanov

In my column a month ago, I argued that the best way to restore command and control within the government would be to return former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov from the political wilderness -- by reappointing him prime minister, for example. President Vladimir Putin either turned a deaf ear to my advice or he had other ideas.

Kyoto Makes Good Financial Sense

Even as the Kyoto climate protocol becomes a binding international treaty, an astonishing number of otherwise savvy policymakers continue to think that incentives and programs to cut greenhouse gas emissions will cost too much, hamper competition and stifle economic growth.

Bus Service Is First Step to Lasting Peace

When the maharajah of Kashmir tried to make his state part of India rather than Pakistan as the British beat a retreat from the subcontinent in 1947, he launched a dispute that has caused two wars and created a divide among friends and families that still endures.

Holiday Inn Cuts Ribbon in Moscow

With the opening of Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya next week, the city will finally get a branch of what could be the world's most recognizable hotel brand.

Room for 8 Limos, 6 Horses and 2 Royal Palaces

It was designed with a rich Arab buyer in mind, but times have changed. Chances are high that Britain's most expensive property will be bought by a Russian.

Orient to Put Its Mark on Hotel

British hospitality chain Orient-Express Hotels has announced its first steps as the owners and managers of St. Petersburg's historic Grand Hotel Europe, in which it recently acquired a 93.5 percent stake in a $100 million deal.

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