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08/10/2005

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Press Review

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

Bureaucrat Express

People say there are only two real cities in Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg.

London Suspect Says Bomb Meant to Scare

One of the prime suspects in the failed July 21 bombings in London told British and Italian investigators on Tuesday that a bag packed with explosives and nails had been meant to scare, not to kill.

Al-Qaida Goes to War Online

The jihadist bulletin boards were buzzing. Soon, promised the spokesman for al-Qaida in the Land of the Two Rivers, a new video would be posted with the latest mayhem from Iraq's best-known insurgent group.

Old Fishing Net Tied Sub to a Listening Device

The small submarine rescued Sunday had become trapped beneath the Pacific when an old fishing net disabled its propeller and tied the vessel to an undersea Russian surveillance device larger than a drive-in movie screen, according to U.S. divers sent to help rescue the seven crew members.

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