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

Wolfowitz Is Ready to Take On the World

U.S. President George W. Bush's nomination of Paul D. Wolfowitz as World Bank president has raised predictable hackles.

Democrats' Deadly Debate

After reading the touching debate between leading liberals Ivan Starikov and Sergei Mitrokhin on the pages of Vedomosti this week, I couldn't help but feel something akin to disgust.

The Movers and the Shakers

Even when you know Russian quite well, there are times when you have a concept in your head, open your mouth to say it, and nothing comes out.

Rice Talks Proudly in a Troubled Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State casts Afghanistan as a triumph of U.S. foreign policy while violence continues and heroin production soars.

World Worries Over Wolfowitz

Around the world, the notion of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz leading the World Bank met with reactions that ranged mainly from official reserve to outright denunciation, but there was some support.

U.S. Politicians Criticize IRA and Isolate Sinn Fein Leader

Several U.S. senators offered their support to five Belfast sisters who blame the Irish Republican Army for the killing of their brother.

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