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05/18/2005

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Press Review

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

CSKA Within a Whisker of History

Six months ago, Russian football had seemingly reached its nadir when the national team was thrashed 7-1 in Lisbon by a rampant Portuguese team.

Russians Revel in Underdog Billing

CSKA Moscow's Brazilian Vagner Love believes his team's position as underdog will bring the best from the Russians, while Sporting Lisbon coach Jose Peseiro tried to calm an expectant nation.

Newsweek Retracts Its Quran Report

The White House says Newsweek took a ""good first step"" by retracting its story that U.S. investigators found evidence interrogators at Guantanamo Bay desecrated the Quran but wants Newsweek to do more to repair damage caused by the article.

Blair's New Agenda Is Unveiled

Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled a packed agenda on Tuesday for what should be his most challenging parliamentary session yet after British voters, many angry over the Iraq war, slashed his majority this month.

Russian Buffoon State Is No Laughing Matter

Russian historians past and present have often liked to contemplate Russia's role in the community of nations.

Silence Breeds Violence

Six months after the hostage crisis in Beslan, North Ossetian President Alexander Dzasokhov discovered that the region faced the threat of terrorist attacks.

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