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09/08/2005

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Press Review

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

Residents Stay Put as Waters Recede

After the mayor orders the city evacuated by force, many in New Orleans still refuse to leave their homes.

Crude Up in Wake of IEA Offer

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday as the U.S. oil industry began to pick itself up from the blow of Hurricane Katrina and as industrialized nations offered emergency stocks to offset shortages.

Vote Fraud Claims Surround Egypt's Presidential Election

Egyptians voted Wednesday in the country's first-ever contested presidential election, but charges of fraud and a big boycott rally marred balloting that longtime leader Hosni Mubarak portrayed as a major democratic reform.

Annan Blamed in Oil-for-Food Report

In a devastating assessment of the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq, investigators strongly criticized Secretary-General Kofi Annan, his deputy and the Security Council for allowing Saddam Hussein to bilk $10.2 billion as a result of the giant humanitarian operation.

The Other Russian Revolution Is in Full Swing

For the greater part of the 20th century, Russia's population suffered from the nightmare of wars, repression and perpetual hunger.

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