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06/07/2005

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Press Review

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

Spreading Good News About Expanding EU

In last week's cataclysmic plebiscites, many French and Dutch said no to questions they were not actually asked.

A Joint Exercise in Futility

As I watched the TV news reports about Torgau-2005, a joint U.S.-Russian ground troops exercise held recently in Russia and Germany, I had a strong sense of deja vu.

A Social Explosion in the Pipeline

The opening of the new oil pipeline from Azerbaijan, through Georgia, to Ceyhan in Turkey represents a triumph for U.S. imperial policy over Russian ambitions in the southern Caucasus -- and the culmination of a 13-year campaign to open up the Caspian region to Western oil multinationals.

Lifting Yushchenko's Log

Official Soviet ideology contained a legend about Vladimir Lenin pitching in to clean up the Kremlin grounds during a communist subbotnik.

Chechnya's Mufti Calls It Quits

Shamayev says he can no longer serve as violence continues and civilians suffer. He still supports remaining within Russia.

Sharapova Happy to Be Back on English Grass

Maria Sharapova returns to the tournament that set her on the path to Wimbledon glory last year.

Alkhanov: Federal Forces in 5-10% of Abductions

Kremlin-backed Chechen President Alu Alkhanov said Monday that federal forces were involved in 5 to 10 percent of all kidnappings in the region and that 23 people had gone missing in the first five months of this year, Interfax reported.

Novotel Set to Move Into Landmark

With the Rossiya Hotel soon closing, developers are rushing to fill the gap in Moscow's hospitality industry.

Scams Feed Off Housing Boom

America's real estate boom has contributed to a rise in foreclosure rescue scams, a national consumer advocacy group said at a news conference on Thursday.

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