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

Sharapova Favors Grit Over Glamour

Maria Sharapova dispensed with the glamour and employed her Russian grit to survive a nerve-jangling first round clash with compatriot Yevgenia Linetskaya at the French Open on Tuesday, whilst Marat Safin advanced thanks to a victory over Raemon Sluiter.

Sorokin: From Scandal to Literary Redemption

Russia's most famous living writer, Vladimir Sorokin, recently found himself at the center of another scandal.

Confronting Karimov

The handsome young man who received me last month in a government office in the Uzbek town of Fergana was working for the area's governor as a state ""watchdog"" for supervising Islam, but he didn't look or act the part.

A War of Acquittals

Last week a jury acquitted four agents of the General Staff's Main Intelligence Directorate who killed six Chechen civilians in 2002.

Mercedes Mulls St. Pete Plant

DaimlerChrysler intends to build Mercedes Benz models in St. Petersburg by the end of the year, the Kremlin said late Monday, citing the chairman of the German-U.S. auto giant.

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