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08/17/2005

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Press Review

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

Russia in Riga for Crucial Qualifier

Russian soccer fans will be hoping the injury-prone national team can pull off a vital win in its World Cup qualifier against Latvia in Riga on Wednesday and boost its chances of traveling to next year's finals in Germany.

NHL Deadline Passes for Russian Hockey

The Czech and Russian hockey federations refused to sign the proposed player transfer agreement between the National Hockey League and the sport's world governing body as Monday's deadline passed, leaving unsettled the NHL's participation in next year's Turin Olympics.

Talking to Tehran

Two things are very expensive in international politics, the game-theorist Thomas Schelling once observed: threats when they fail and promises when they succeed.

Japanese Take on WWII Is Commendable

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, should be applauded for marking Monday's 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender, and the end of World War II, with an apology to victims of the conflict rather than a visit to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo.

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