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07/25/2005

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Press Review

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

Tough Questions for Muslims

The July 7 London bombings did it for me. Perhaps it was because my parents moved us from Cairo to the British capital when I was 7 years old, and so London was my childhood ""home.""

Activist and Her Son Shot Dead in Komi

A Vorkuta activist who campaigned against cuts in social benefits for miners and higher utility charges was shot dead along with her son Thursday in what a prominent human rights organization said could be a politically motivated slaying.

The Blessing and Curse of the Public Chamber

The Public Chamber could bring new, interesting people into politics. Yet it could also serve to discredit those who are appointed deputies.

Train Explosion Kills One in Dagestan

A bomb exploded beneath a train in Dagestan on Sunday, killing one person and injuring four others, police said.

Dozens Flee Chechen Village Again

Dozens of residents of a Chechen village have fled to Dagestan for the second time in two months, officials said Friday, in what human rights activists said was an attempt to escape abuses by local security forces.

London Police Say They Killed the Wrong Man

London's police chief admits wrong in Friday's killing of a Brazilian by police as the city reels from July's bombing spree.

Recent Bombings Bear Hallmarks of al-Qaida

The back-to-back nature of the deadly attacks in Egypt and London, as well as similarities in the methods used, suggests that the al-Qaida leadership may have given the orders for both operations and is a clear sign that Osama bin Laden and his deputies remain in control of the network, according to interviews with counterterrorism analysts and government officials in Europe and the Middle East.

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