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04/27/2005

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Press Review

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

Defective TV Detectives and Hawkish Hacks

In a recent edition of his outstanding television show ""Istoricheskiye Khroniki,"" or ""Historical Chronicles,"" Nikolai Svanidze told the story of Andrei Vyshinsky, chief prosecutor and propagandist during the Great Purge trials in Moscow in the 1930s.

Anzac Day Inspires Unity, Tributes in Moscow

London stockbroker Frederick Greig took a break in 1914 to travel the world. After a tour of South America, he reached Wellington, New Zealand, as World War I was declared.

Cruising the Waterways to the Heart of Russia

While the sandy beaches of Goa or Turkey may be the preferred destinations of many, relatively few consider paying a little extra to embark upon a river cruise through the heart of Russia.

Chernobyl Disaster Remembered 19 Years On

Hundreds of mourners laid flowers and lit candles early Tuesday before a monument in Kiev to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which spewed radiation over much of northern Europe and claimed thousands of lives.

News in Brief

Putin Grants Citizenship President Vladimir Putin signed an order Tuesday granting citizenship to the daughter of the general who led the anti-Bolshevik troops against the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Marina Denikina, who was born in 1919 in the Krasnodar region, currently lives in France, where her family eventually settled after emigrating from Russia. She is the daughter of General Anton Denikin, a hero of the Russian-Japanese War at the beginning of the last century and World War II. After the 1917 Revolution, Denikin led forces opposing the Bolsheviks in the southern front during the civil war. Under Denikin, the White Army captured much of southern Russia, but was eventually driven back by the Red Army. The general became a prominent military historian in France. He died in 1947 in the United States.

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