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03/31/2005

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Press Review

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

Ethics and Money Join to Bring Russia 'Glory'

The relationship between wealth and faith has always been a delicate one for Christians.

A Letter to Lukashenko, Oil Tankers and Tennis

The International League for Human Rights, an international nongovernmental organization with special consultative status at UN Economic and Social Council, expresses its profound concern about the latest attack on freedom of assembly and expression in Belarus after the arrest and sentencing of peaceful protesters in Minsk.

Reaching for Religious Reunion

Unlike Poland and the Baltic states, Russia lacks a key source of ""soft power"": a united body of ethnic expatriates who can be relied on to support the mother country's policies in places like Washington.

Warning! Jurisprudence

The Sakharov Museum director and his assistant were convicted not only of violating the rights of radical Orthodox believers not to have anyone anywhere challenge their views, but also of ""insulting the dignity of the Russian people,"" as the judge put it at Monday's sentencing.

Prosecutors' Warnings Are Not Enough

The Prosecutor General's Office acts like a lazy worker who, after his employers tell him to do something, does everything possible to avoid it.

Riding the Revolution Tiger

To hear the Kremlin tell it, all of the recent revolutions in former Soviet republics were instigated by Washington and directed exclusively against Russia.

Leaders Need to Honor Street Protest Promises

It was uplifting to see the recent events in Kyrgyzstan.

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