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

Azerbaijan in the Spotlight

Less than six months after U.S. President George W. Bush's inaugural address, the tension between his commitment to democracy and longstanding U.S. security and economic commitments grows steadily more acute, especially in the Muslim world.

A Contradiction in Trust

Not long ago, Andrei Milekhin, a well known sociologist and head of the Romir Monitoring polling agency, published a comment in Izvestia with the paradoxical headline: ""People Trust the Media but Favor Censorship.""

Sabotaging Recruitment Reform

It should come as no surprise that government reforms can fail. It is rather surprising, however, when the reformers make failure their primary goal. This is exactly what has happened to the military reform effort.

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Strikes Comet

Scientists expect that the collision will help them understand how the solar system formed.

UN AIDS Adviser Warns Asia

Dr. Nafis Sadik says there is no time to worry about offending Asian leaders by having a woman give them straight talk about needle exchanges, condoms and prostitution -- especially when ignoring these sensitive issues means more people will die.

9 Serb Officers Face War Crimes Trial

To carry out the most notorious massacre of the Bosnian war, the organizers devised an elaborate ruse.

EU Unsure About Balkans

In the shadows of a Roman palace teeming with European tourists, a tattered poster depicts a general wanted on UN war crimes charges.

CIA, France Ally Against Terror

When Christian Ganczarski, a German convert to Islam, boarded an Air France flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 3, 2003, he knew only that the Saudi government had put him under house arrest for an expired pilgrim visa and had given his family one-way tickets back to Germany, with a change of planes in Paris.

Albania Awaits Outcome of Crucial Parliamentary Vote

Election officials were counting votes Monday in parliamentary elections seen as a key test of the country's democracy.

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