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04/20/2006

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Press Review

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

Sharing Himalayan Treasures With the World

Jamyang Lodoe was born in a small village in northwestern Nepal. There was no electricity, nobody owned a car, and even the most intrepid tourists didn't make it that far.

A Convert Makes the Case for Going Nuclear

In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my American compatriots.

When China Goes Shopping

President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington this week has members of Congress grumbling that the Chinese are selling too much to the rest of the world.

Many Reasons for Rumsfeld to Leave

U.S. President George W. Bush's stubborn support for his defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has compounded U.S. troubles in Iraq, prevented a remedy for the criminal mistreatment of foreign detainees and worsened relations with a host of allies.

Much More to Say

Every year around this time, Muscovites come out of their hiding places and consider adventures that have grown almost unfamiliar over the cold winter: walks, sports, travel. A friend over for dinner on Tuesday night mused about taking a trip. ""I was thinking about going to St. Petersburg,"" she said, ""but then I thought, I wouldn't feel safe walking around there."" My friend, who has been living in Moscow for more than 20 years, hails from one of the former Soviet republics and looks the part: She is much darker than most Russians, which makes her too dark for safety.

Standardizing of Education

Velikhan Mirzekhanov, dean of the history department at Saratov State University, told Ekho Moskvy radio last week that he had been fired for speaking out against United Russia.

A Cure-All Remedy for Tumors and Tiredness

I have a strange little lump underneath my chin, so decided to seek out a dermatologist for a diagnosis. What I found was a creative sales pitch for a cure-all home remedy.

Experts Say Signatures Are Hussein's

As the prosecution starts to wrap up its case against him, Hussein stays silent.

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