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06/08/2005

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Press Review

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

Russia, Germany Hoping for Boost

Germany takes on Russia in a friendly on Wednesday in a bid to boost confidence ahead of the June 15-29 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal -- at least for the organizers -- for next year's World Cup.

Safin's Wimbledon Is Under Threat

World No. 5 Marat Safin eased through to the second round of the Halle Open on Monday but said he might take a few months off to rest if a troublesome knee injury persisted.

Cable, Satellite TV Help Link Expats to Home

Terrestrial Russian television channels seem to offer slim pickings compared to what expats are accustomed to.

Reality Show 'Big Brother' a Tad Too Realistic

First there was ""Za Steklom,"" or ""Behind Glass,"" Russia's first reality show.

Bolivian President Offers Resignation

President Carlos Mesa's announcement on live television comes after street protests and a blockade paralyzed the capital.

Blair to Push Bush on Aid and Climate

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his first visit to the United States since winning re-election last month, will meet here on Tuesday with President George W. Bush in the hope of securing American backing for two initiatives at the top of his agenda: increasing aid to Africa and doing more to fight global warming.

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