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08/12/2005

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Press Review

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

A Side Effect of Stirring Up Patriotic Rage

The pair of attacks on Polish Embassy employees in Moscow over the past week would be disturbing enough as incidents of random street crime against foreigners -- hardly a rare phenomenon and, despite protests by foreign students, hardly a priority for local police forces, who tend to call the attacks hooliganism and blame victims' carelessness. More disturbing is the evidence that the attacks were anything but random.

Budget Mysteries

If you keep making the same mistake over and over, you end up running down a winding road from minor inaccuracies to total absurdity. The government's budget policy in the first half of 2005 suggests that the guys who pull the purse strings are nearing the end of this unfortunate road.

Bears, Swans but No Bats in the Belfry

If you are an English speaker, there isn't much to say about bells.

Gaza's Graves a Stumbling Block to Pullout

Israel's evacuation from the territory is slated to begin Wednesday, but settlers find it hard to leave behind the graves of loved ones.

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