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05/11/2005

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Press Review

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

Unified by Yalta's Divisions

For 60 years the word ""Yalta"" has meant betrayal and abandonment.

CIS Disappearing Acts

On Dec. 9, 2004, at the request of the Tajik authorities, Russia arrested Makhmadruzi Iskandarov, former field commander and head of Tajikgaz and current chairman of the Democratic Party in Tajikistan.

The Democracy Pipeline Extends to Azerbaijan

As if there were not already enough public spaces named after the late president of Azerbaijan, Heidar Aliyev, the park opposite the presidential palace in central Baku was renamed in his honor. The highlight of the event was the presentation of a statue, reputedly made in France, of the man himself.

CSKA Collapses as Maccabi Triumphs

What had been planned as a return to the pinnacle of European basketball for the Red Army team on the eve of Victory Day spiraled into a demoralizing spectacle Sunday as heavily favored CSKA Moscow lost the second of its two games to finish last in the Euroleague Final Four.

Pyatyorochka Raises $600M in IPO

The owners of Pyatyorochka, Russia's largest supermarket chain, raised $598 million in an initial public offering after pricing the shares at the bottom of a range used to canvass investors.

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