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03/04/2005

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Press Review

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

The Shape of Strings to Come

Along with the replacement of in-kind benefits with cash payments that sparked nationwide protests, several other reforms began to bear fruit recently, including the transition to appointed, as opposed to popularly elected, governors.

Everything Left Is Right Again

Knowing right from left isn't too confusing in Russia ... until you get to politics. For a while in the 1980s, Russians and Westerners alike called the opposition in the Soviet Union ""the left"" and the diehard conservatives ""the right.""

3 Polls Indicate Slide in Putin's Popularity

President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has sunk to one of its lowest levels over painful social reforms that kicked off in January, according to three new opinion polls.

Traffic Police Officer Shot Dead

Two men apparently masquerading as police officers shot dead a traffic police officer after being flagged down for a document check in central Moscow, police said Thursday.

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