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

A Road Map for Reform

The battle for political power is once again heating up in Russia. The old oligarchs who got their property through shady privatizations are fighting the new oligarchs, the siloviki who came to power under President Vladimir Putin. The old oligarchs replaced politics with intrigues and gerrymandering, spreading corruption to every branch of the government and eventually bringing Putin to power.

Complete and Utter Nonsense

One of the great things about linguistic study is that you can spend three hours on the phone talking about BS, and it's all in the name of scholarship.

Sharapova Excited About Defense

When Maria Sharapova shook up the world of tennis a year ago by beating Serena Williams to win Wimbledon, she did not even have a decent mobile phone with which to relay the news.

Over 50 Die as Iraqi Violenace Swells

The highest recent daily death toll comes on the day when Australian hostage Douglas Wood is freed by Iraqi and U.S. troops.

Iran Admits to Nuclear Experiments

Iran has admitted that it conducted small-scale experiments to create plutonium, one of the pathways to building nuclear weapons, for five years beyond the date when it previously insisted it had ended such work, a senior International Atomic Energy Agency official was expected to report Thursday.

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