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07/08/2005

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Press Review

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

U.S. Looks to Venus in Moscow Matchup

Russia takes on the United States this weekend for a place in the Fed Cup final.

New York Times Reporter Jailed

Judith Miller refuses to reveal her source in a case involving a CIA leak.

A Promising Direction for G8 Leadership

At the close of the Gleneagles Summit this week, Russia will take over leadership of the Group of Eight, the ""super club"" of countries that in theory are driving the world economy and political system. Even prior to Moscow's ascension, that notion had been coming in for increasing derision. What about India and China? commentators have been asking. And why should Canada, hardly an international powerhouse, get a seat at the table?

Free as a Bird

Being a free spirit in Russia has always been a tricky business. If it wasn't the local prince making demands, it was the tsar, or the serf's master, or the state, or society. And if somehow you could break away from all that to strike out on your own, the brutal climate made it just about impossible: The little house on the steppe needed a large extended family just to keep food on the table.

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