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05/20/2005

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Press Review

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

A New Post-Soviet Doctrine

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently stated that foreign radical fundamentalist forces with links to the Taliban were behind last week's uprising in Uzbekistan. He made it clear that Russia supported the use of force by the Uzbek authorities in Andijan, since no country should ""tolerate foreign forces seizing arms depots, staging violence, raiding administrative buildings and taking hostages on its territory.""

That's No Way to Say Goodbye

One of the things that seems to drive all Russians nuts about Americans is the chirpy ""Have a nice day!"" that they hear every day, all day, in the United States. It strikes them as insincere and meaningless, which I suppose it often is.

Steel and Samba Destroy Hosts' Dreams

Brazilian samba and Russian steel combined to clinch a historic UEFA Cup final victory for CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as it stunned Portugal's Sporting Lisbon 3-1.

U.S.: Iraqi Terror Group Held Meeting in Syria

The leaders of Iraq's most notorious terrorist group recently held a secret meeting in neighboring Syria, where they plotted the recent wave of insurgent violence that has killed hundreds of people and was intended to break the post-election lull in violence, a top U.S. military official said.

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