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07/19/2005

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Press Review

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

Russia Has New Hero to Cheer

With Australian Open champion Marat Safin out with an injury and 2002 Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny struggling for form, Russia has found a new leader in Nikolay Davydenko.

A Mystery Killer Is Stalking Russia

Life expectancy has plummeted since the collapse of the Soviet Union. No one really knows why.

Where Does the Money Go?

The hooligans who tried to disrupt the summit have gone home, the banners shouting ""End Poverty Now"" have been taken down, the rock musicians have packed up their amps, and sleepy Gleneagles, Scotland, has returned to its everyday cycle of tea time and tee times.

Recalibrating the Risks of Riding the Metro

When I was 13 or 14, my parents let me take the train from central New Jersey to New York's Penn Station and then transfer to the subway to watch the U.S. Open at Forest Hills.

Taking Aim at the New NATO

Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov is a remarkably open and sincere person. It makes you wonder how he ever served as an intelligence agent. He was ordered to strengthen relations with NATO, and he has done all he could to accomplish this task. Once every six months, smiling till it hurts, he meets with NATO defense ministers, signs cooperation agreements and observes joint military exercises intended to develop operational interoperability between Russian and NATO troops.

Harvard Alumni Mobilize a Moscow Brain Trust

The club of Russia-based Harvard graduates is holding a series of evening events in Moscow.

Gaza Attacks Jeopardize Cease-Fire

Israel will not send ground forces into the Gaza Strip if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas can quickly subdue militants after weekend violence shook a five-month-old truce, Israeli Vice Premier Ehud Olmert said in an interview Monday.

Hussein Stands Trial in 1982 Massacre

The attack on Shiite villagers is the first case against Iraq's former leader.

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