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03/01/2006

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Press Review

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

Osama bin Laden's Great Disappearing Act

When I visited Osama bin Laden's former base in Tora Bora little more than a year ago, I climbed steep, scree-covered slopes to reach his Afghan house, perched high above the snow line and commanding views of verdant valleys below.

Global Energy Security

The establishment of a reliable and comprehensive system of energy security is one of the strategic goals for the G8 -- of which Russia assumed the presidency in January -- and the world community as a whole. Today, energy is an engine of social and economic progress.

A Safe City for All Who Live Here

The past month has seen two major accidents kill more than 70 people in Moscow. First, the roof collapse at the Basmanny market killed at least 66 people on Thursday.

Don't Worry, Just Stock Up on Lots of Salt

On Feb. 23, 2006, the Basmanny market collapsed. All day long, the main television stations fed us programming devoted to Defenders of the Fatherland Day. Meanwhile, people were buried alive under the ruins of the market, calling desperately for help. Rescue workers slowly pulled them out. A fire broke out and was extinguished. Those trapped in the ruins who escaped the blaze froze to death. At least 66 people died.

Back From Injury Layoff, Safin Upsets Davydenko

Russia's Marat Safin made an impressive return from a six-month injury layoff on Tuesday when he beat compatriot and world No. 5 Nikolai Davydenko 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Dubai Open.

Russians Prepare to Host the Samba Boys

Russia, rebuilding its team after its World Cup flop, may field an experimental side, while Brazil is without Ronaldinho.

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