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Activists Call for Nuclear Waste Vote

Activists have enough signatures to force a referendum on whether Russia should be in the waste-storage trade

Death Industry Alive and Well in Russia

Death can be a lot easier in Russia these days - if not for the departed, then for their relatives.

Court Knocks Governor Off Ballot

Just before voting opened in Kursk this weekend, a court struck the current governor from the ballot.

Too Many Russian Skeletons in Gore's Closet?

Thanks to Al Gore, Russia has been helping Iran develop nuclear technology.

The Reporter Who Came in From the Cold

I had just finished my fifth cognac that day and was now in a cab on the way to my sixth.

Heat and Discipline: The Pleasures of Banya

For anyone who indulges in the pleasures of banyas, there are no words sweeter than Devushki, parit'sya!

A Refuge From 'Paradise'

Vladivostok provides a back window into the Stalinist Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Stable Soviet Unraveled by Love

The premiere of Vladimir Menshov's new film ""Envy of the Gods"" felt like a throwback to Soviet times.

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