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07/22/2005

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Press Review

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

Ovechkin Leaves Omsk for Capitals

Russian hockey phenom Alexander Ovechkin has opted to bolt to the National Hockey League, leaving Avangard Omsk to join the Washington Capitals, which made him the No. 1 selection in the 2004 NHL Draft.

'Different Dynamics' for Muslims in U.S., Britain

Social conditions among immigrants from countries such as Pakistan may be better in the United States than in Britain.

English Becomes Popular in N. Korea

When he spotted an Australian tourist taking in the sights at the capital's Kim Il Sung Square, the young North Korean tour guide was delighted by the chance to practice his English.

Hidden Scene Unveiled, Video Game Is Yanked Off of Shelves

Under pressure from Democratic U.S. senators, the board that rates video games assigned the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto series an adults-only label Wednesday, effectively removing it from the shelves of most major retail stores.

China Abandons Yuan's Dollar Peg

Following months of international pressure, the central bank allows China's currency to float.

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