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Thieves Steal Artwork Worth Millions of Dollars

Thieves stole a collection of rare paintings worth millions of dollars that an elderly man had been storing unguarded in his empty apartment, Izvestia reported Tuesday.

Trans-Siberian Gets a Royal Send-Off

Fitted with in-cabin bathrooms, plasma televisions and heated floors, the Golden Eagle train courts wealthy tourists.

Don't Buy Estonian Goods, Ivanov Says

First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov on Tuesday urged a boycott of Estonian goods, escalating a conflict over Estonia's plans to move a monument to Soviet soldiers located in the capital, Tallinn.

National Bolsheviks Targeted

The Moscow City Prosecutor's Office has ordered the unregistered National Bolshevik Party to suspend its activities Thursday and asked the Moscow City Court to deem it as extremist and disband it.

'Excessive' Sanctions For Tehran Opposed

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia opposed ""excessive"" sanctions against its economic partner Iran, as the UN Security Council prepared to debate sanctions meant to curtail Tehran's uranium-enrichment program.

Russia in Euro '04 'Group Of Death'

Russia will face Portugal, Spain and Greece in next summer's European Championships as Georgy Yartsev's side was placed in one of the toughest of the groups in the draw made in Lisbon on Sunday.

Currency Reserves 25% Euros

More than a quarter of the nation's foreign currency reserves are in euros, Central Bank Chairman Sergei Ignatyev said Thursday.

U.S. Judge Backs Microsoft Settlement

A U.S. federal judge has handed Microsoft Corp. an enormous victory by endorsing nearly all of its antitrust settlement with the Justice Department and rejecting harsher penalties sought by nine states.

Putin Says Russia to Repay IMF Early

The IMF Managing Director Horst Kohler said he saw no need for panic over the world economy and praised Russia for the tough reforms that are leading to remarkable growth.

Ryazan's Only Synagogue Torched in Arson Attack

A fire has destroyed the only synagogue in Ryazan in what a Jewish organization said was an arson attack.

Far East Towns Swamped by Floods

Military: Mercenary Band Destroyed

Decoded DNA to Aid Cholera Fight

Notorious Gang Nabs Indian Movie Star

TNK Boss Kukes on U.S. Board

Standard & Poor's Boosts Debt Ratings

New Rover To Search For Water On Mars

New Rover To Search For Water On Mars

Chechen: Stored Corpses Spell Disaster

Forces Prepare for Chechen Attacks in Nearby Dagestan

Federation Council Passes Tax Overhaul

Beloved Bard Honored 20 Years On

Sukhoi Linked to $4.6Bln Jet Order

$7.26Bln Bid for Bank Austria

Putin Calls Kim 'Absolutely Modern'

Putin Gets Kim to Renounce Missiles

Duma Overturns Governors' Veto

Canada, Germany Oppose Write-Off

Apparent Contract Hit Thwarted

Web Portal Sells for $8.28M to Golden