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St. Petersburg Physicist Wins Nobel Prize

Zhores Alfyorov is a State Duma deputy, the head of a scientific institute, and a Nobel Prize winner.

EBRD Sets New Standards For Loans

The EBRD's ""Strategy for the Russian Federation"" says Russia's long-term economic prospects may be hobbled.

It’s Time for EBRD to Make News

At the television industry's annual awards this month there will be no award for best news programming.

The Logic of Gain

Novaya Gazeta recently published material that in any European country would elicit a political crisis.

Bykov Arrest And History Of Feudalism

The figure of Anatoly Bykov takes us back to those halcyon days of the feudal system.

Dagestanis Fish for Sturgeon, Caviar, Bribes

Each time you open a tin of Russian caviar, you become the final link in a chain of illegal traffic.

Greece Puts Quota on Tourist Visas

The Greek Embassy has imposed a visa quota of 150 a day — fewer than half last year's daily average.

No Award For News Coverage This Year

The TV industry is punishing itself for last year’s ""information wars.""

Russia-U.S. Crew Ready For Mission

Two Russian cosmonauts and one American said they were ready to man the $60 billion International Space Station after four years of training.

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