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05/04/2005

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Press Review

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

Kozlov Salvages Tie for Russia

Viktor Kozlov banged home a rebound late in the third period to help Russia salvage a 3-3 tie with Slovakia in the preliminary round of the world ice hockey championship on Monday.

Mutko Pledges Soccer Drug Investigation

Newly elected Russian soccer chief Vitaly Mutko has vowed to investigate allegations of widespread doping by Spartak Moscow in 2003.

Chelsea Success Is Bitter for Some

The success of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich after lavishing a fortune on Chelsea soccer club has earned him many friends in West London but resentment at home.

Sharapova Chases No. 1 Spot

Just days after People magazine named her as one of the world's 50 most beautiful people, Maria Sharapova was on court chasing a more exclusive list.

6 Days of Mounting Violence in Iraq

After a series of Cabinet appointments that largely shut out Sunnis, attacks from the Sunni-dominated insurgency have increased.

Pyongyang May Test Nukes Soon

North Korea could hold a nuclear test as early as next month, a senior Russian lawmaker warned on Tuesday, saying the situation had reached a critical point, RIA-Novosti reported.

Report: Journalism Growing More Dangerous Every Year

Journalism is becoming an increasingly dangerous profession, claiming 53 victims last year compared with 40 killed in the line of work in 2003, the media watchdog Reporters without Borders said Tuesday.

Abbas Tightens Control in Gaza

Palestinian police, under orders to use an ""iron fist"" to preserve a truce with Israel, fought a gun battle with a Hamas rocket squad in the Gaza Strip and arrested two militants, the Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday.

UN Nonproliferation Talks Create Conflict

Controversy over the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea dominated the opening of a global disarmament conference this week, with the United States and others telling both countries to give up suspected atomic arms programs.

Auctioneers Reduced to Child's Play

It may have been the most expensive game of rock, paper, scissors ever played.

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