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09/19/2005

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Press Review

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

Stopping the Saudification of Russia

By continuing to live unmeasured lives when it comes to energy consumption, too many Americans could unconsciously help President Vladimir Putin achieve his strategic objective of making Russia a second Saudi Arabia.

A New Nameless Period of Russian History

Back in New York after a whirlwind eight days in Moscow and Petersburg, I tried to sort out my impressions. I had gone to Russia with a simple question -- how bad were things getting? But simple questions never have easy answers. And this time there were some additional complications.

Putin Rejects Bush's Bid for Sanctions on Iran

U.S. President George W. Bush won no support from President Vladimir Putin on Friday in his bid to bring Iran before the UN Security Council for possible sanctions, and he acknowledged he had not yet forged an international consensus on how to deal with Tehran's suspected nuclear program.

3 Goals Emerge at UN Summit

The agreements include a pledge to intervene in cases of genocide and to form two new commissions.

Chavez's Anti-U.S. Speech Applauded

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has taken on the mantle of the bad boy of UN summitry, winning plaudits from Third World envoys for bashing the United States, and rattling UN officials by questioning the legitimacy of the summit.

Putin Hails Unity Against Terror Threat

A monument designed by Zurab Tsereteli to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will stand as a vital symbol of Russian-U.S. unity against the threat of terrorism, President Vladimir Putin said.

Iran Slams 'Nuclear Apartheid'

Iran's president proclaimed his country's ""inalienable right"" to nuclear energy and offered foreign countries and companies a role in his nation's uranium enrichment program to prove Tehran is not producing nuclear weapons.

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