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State Duma Lays Down the Law of the Land

While the new administrative code is seen as a step forward, critics worry it will encourage bribe-taking.

Working Girls, Murder and a Powerful Papa

My introduction to the criminal world of the ""intimate services"" business started with two murders.

Father Shares Tale of Meeting Famous Artist

My father, a physician, once he told me how he met the famous singer and songwriter Alexander Vertinsky.

French Looking for WWII Nationals

In an effort to trace French nationals who disappeared into the Soviet Union, a St. Petersburg military archive is set to release information to a group dedicated to the task.

Kudos to Siberian for Dumb Death

What happens when you die? If you off yourself in a really idiotic fashion, you go to

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