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03/02/2006

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Press Review

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

Catching Fraudsters Beats Biological Science

Solving the mystery of where money has gone gives Ian Colebourne a sense of vindication and justice.

Kazakh President Issues a Warning

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev told police on Wednesday to take a tough line with lawbreakers, in a veiled warning that no more public protests over the killing of an opposition politician would be tolerated.

On Defensive, Ukraine Links Deported Uzbeks to Al-Qaida

Ukraine's Security Service said Wednesday that 10 Uzbek asylum seekers deported recently were members of an al-Qaida linked terror group, a claim that appeared aimed at blunting international criticism over the refugees' forced return.

Polish Leader Meets Ukrainian Candidates

New Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Wednesday held back-to-back meetings with some of the leading candidates in this month's Ukrainian parliamentary elections.

Minsk Opposition Plans Protest

The main opposition candidate challenging President Alexander Lukashenko's bid for re-election vowed on Wednesday to use ""appropriate measures"" if authorities resorted to force to break up an unsanctioned street rally planned for Thursday.

Reforming the Military Culture

Who would not want to see some silver lining to the case of Andrei Sychyov, the conscript who recently lost both his legs due to vicious beatings inflicted on him by older conscripts?

Roof Collapse Exposes All That Is Rotten

The thing about some structures is, when any one thing gives, it starts a reaction that exposes every other thing that has rotted, broken or cracked. This can happen with buildings, or people, or societies.

The Search for Sergeants

Some contend that the horrific hazing of Andrei Sychyov, who was beaten by senior servicemen at the Chelyabinsk Armor Academy on New Year's Eve to such an extent that his legs and his genitals had to be amputated, can only have been made public as the result of a struggle between rival groups within the Kremlin.

Stuffing the Toothpaste Back Is Plain Dumb

A 1950 U.S. intelligence estimate, written days before Chinese forces crossed into North Korea, predicting that Chinese involvement was ""not probable.""

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