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03/02/2005

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Press Review

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

New TV Channel Inspires Chagrin, Not Pride

Zvezda, the new patriotic television channel that is quite literally continuing the best traditions of the Soviet Army, began broadcasting on Feb. 22, the eve of the national holiday honoring the defenders of the fatherland.

When Cultural Codes Prove Deadly

Last week, the Prosecutor General's Office charged a Chechen man extradited from Belarus, Kazbek Dukuzov, with the July 2004 murder of the editor of Russian Forbes, Paul Klebnikov.

Supreme Court Opens Door to Better Rules

Most people don't pay much attention to the distinctly nontraditional figure of Themis that adorns the pediment of the new Supreme Court building on Povarskaya Ulitsa.

Oil Near Peak as Winter Bites

High-flying oil held just below its recent four-month peak on Tuesday as cold U.S. weather drove heating oil demand and held the interest of investment funds, attracted by a tight global supply and demand balance.

U.S. Arrests Tycoon on $450M Tax Charge

A prominent telecommunications entrepreneur who once tried to mount a rescue of a Russian space station has been arrested and charged with evading taxes by hiding at least $450 million of income through offshore corporations.

Lebanon Plans for New Government

Lebanon's president was taking on the task of forming a new government Tuesday, while opposition leaders shook off the jubilation of using people power to force out a pro-Syrian Cabinet and sought to ensure the next one is less beholden to Damascus.

Bin Laden Urges Aide to Attack

Osama bin Laden recently asked the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to consider planning attacks outside Iraq and possibly on American soil, a U.S. intelligence official said Monday.

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