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

PR Firm Caught in Ukraine PR Fiasco

In early February, Scott Johnson, a partner in a small communications firm called Rock Creek Creative, issued a news release touting the company's role in the Orange Revolution -- the public protests that led to the election of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in December.

Safina Leans on Marat as She Seeks Success

Dinara Safina doesn't have to look far for a role model as she builds her career in the tennis world.

Kazakhs Roll Out a 'Metropolis'

Construction of a $300 million, 325,000-square-meter shopping and retail center that will change the face of northwestern Moscow forever is set to begin next summer.

4-Star Hotel Sector Growing in St. Pete

The end of spring will finally see a major expansion on the St. Petersburg four-star hotel market, as the opening of at least three new hotels will nearly double the sector's size in the city.

Syria Continues Troop Pullback in Lebanon

Syrian soldiers flashed victory signs and waved automatic rifles as they drove eastward through Lebanon's mountains Wednesday morning, continuing the evacuation of positions they have held for almost three decades and allowing for the Lebanese army to take their place.

Bush Receives Praise Over Actions in the Middle East

He has gone out of his way not to crow, or even to take direct credit.

West Bank Handover in Jeopardy

Israel's plan to hand over this West Bank town to Palestinian security forces was in jeopardy Wednesday because of a disagreement over whether Israel would remove a key military checkpoint in the area, Palestinian officials said.

Police in Iraq Find Bodies of 41 Killed in Insurgent Attacks

A suicide bomber in a garbage truck packed with explosives killed two policemen near a Baghdad hotel Wednesday and police found 41 corpses, shot or decapitated, in the heartland of Iraq's insurgency.

Paya Fights Cuba's 'Fear Culture'

Cuba's ""culture of fear"" is the biggest hurdle people living under the communist government must overcome to bring about peaceful political change, Cuba's best-known dissident said.

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