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08/11/2005

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Press Review

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

Faking Left

The Kremlin's coming left turn will not mean any real policy change. Putin's regime will preserve the status quo and move money west.

Mighty Mitvol and the Unlucky 13

Oleg Mitvol is an interesting character. You have probably heard of him by now. He is a former businessman who by the age of 40-something had made enough money and accomplished enough in his chosen field of study -- he is a media scholar with a doctorate in history -- that he was casting about for something to do. For some reason, he decided to devote himself to civil service. A little more than a year ago, he got a job in the Natural Resources Ministry, where he seems to have set himself the goal of becoming this country's most famous environmentalist.

Iran Breaks UN Seals at Atomic Plant

The IAEA adjourns its emergency session to allow for negotiations on a resolution urging Iran to suspend its activities.

4 Americans Die in Iraqi Bomb Blast

Four U.S. soldiers were killed and six others wounded when insurgents attacked their patrol in a northern Iraqi city, while a car bomb targeting a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol in Baghdad killed seven people, officials said Wednesday.

Evangelicals Crusading Against N. Korea's Kim

Lee Min Bok stared across a narrow inlet at the Korean shoreline, using his compass to gauge the gusting wind's direction.

Rumsfeld Warns of Surge in Attacks

With a constitutional referendum approaching in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday delivered the grim prediction that has become the U.S. administration's standard message before each political milestone there: Violence will soar as insurgents try to derail the march toward democracy.

Suspects Await Verdict in Spanish Mega-Trial

Spaniards call it a mega-trial, for its size and potential reach.

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