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03/15/2005

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Press Review

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

Some Foreign Scholars Do Have a Clue

It's not uncommon to find foreign economists specializing in Russia who know absolutely nothing about the Russian economy.

The Language of Sagas Repels English Attack

I hand the agent my brottfarerspjald and step on board Icelandair Flight 642.

Back Pain Puts Strain on Plushenko Challenge

Three-time world champion Yevgeny Plushenko had a strong performance Monday in men's qualifying at the Figure Skating World Championships.

Dynamo Freezes as Rivals Fire Ahead

Moscow's frigid spring got the better of Dynamo's foreign legion this weekend as the ambitious Moscow club collapsed to a 4-1 defeat in St. Petersburg to fall behind title rivals Lokomotiv, CSKA, Zenit and Torpedo, which all secured deserved wins in the new season's opening weekend.

Chinese PM Denies Taiwan Law Is 'War Bill'

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Monday defended a newly approved law that could authorize a military attack to prevent Taiwan from seeking independence, saying it was intended to ensure peace, not promote war.

Opposition Movements Get Fashion-Conscious

It took a while, but Lebanon's uprising against the Syrian occupation finally has a color. Some had called it a Rose Revolution -- like the one that felled President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia in 2003 -- because protesters distributed roses to soldiers.

Egyptian Presidential Hopeful Freed

An Egyptian opposition leader and presidential hopeful whose imprisonment angered Washington and called into question Egypt's pledges of democratic reform led a parade Saturday through downtown Cairo, trailed by thousands after being freed on bail.

Disney CEO Eisner Quits After 21 Years

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of The Walt Disney Co., will step down a year earlier than expected, handing over the reins to Robert Iger and ending a tumultuous stint atop the entertainment giant.

Lufthansa Closes In on Swiss

Swiss International Air Lines is hoping for a swift conclusion to takeover talks with Germany's Lufthansa, it said on Monday, as shares in the loss-making Swiss carrier rose as much as 12 percent.

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