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

No End to the Schism?

There was optimism in the Russian Orthodox Church that a new Roman Catholic pontiff would bring a warming in relations between the two churches, but, although the message from Rome might be clearer than in the past, it still holds little hope for a swift rapprochement.

The Secrets of PR Success

At the recent Nashi convention on Lake Seliger in the Tver region, folks had a field day mocking the liberal media. King of PR and deputy chief of staff Vladislav Yuryevich Surkov himself did some of the trashing. He told the attentive Nashi kids how he hoped to cultivate a new Komsomol. He seems to have forgotten that the old Komsomol was not the greatest at protecting the Communist Party. I can't seem to recall any Komsomol members valiantly defending the State Emergency Committee during the coup in 1991.

Money Could Lure Jagr to Russia

Czech winger Jaromir Jagr is weighing his options for next season after the NHL's new labor agreement limited his earning potential with the New York Rangers.

Sony BMG Settles for $10M in Payola Scandal

New York's attorney general settled with the record company amid evidence Sony BMG was paying off radio stations.

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