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Berezovsky Refuses to Face Prosecutor

Boris Berezovsky says he will not return to Moscow to be questioned by prosecutors in an embezzlement investigation, saying that he might seek asylum abroad.

Kremlin Plays Role Of IMF In Belarus

Russia and Belarus still can’t agree on who will mint rubles if their two economies are merged, and Minsk has been paying off a $227 million debt to Moscow partly with shipments of tractors. But in an effort to keep the controversial Russian-Belarussian reunification drive alive, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announced Tuesday that Russia would loan Belarus $100 million more — to help support the wobbly Belarussian ruble. The loan was announced at a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Russia-Belarus Union, an organization set up to oversee the eventual assimilation of Belarus into the Russian economy. At the end of this month, President Vladimir Putin and his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko are expected to sign a treaty on unifying their national currencies. The merger itself will still be five years off, but ultimately Belarus is to accept the Russian ruble as its national currency. But before then, Kasyanov said, the Belarussian economy needs to be brought up to par with Russia’s.

Sinister Ideas Lurk Behind Teletubbies

Wherever they go, whatever country they are exported to, the Teletubbies provoke a strong reaction.

How Judges Rule

The 1917 Revolution brought in a new era when judges were no longer bound by formal law, but only guided by their ""proletarian sense of justice.""

Persecution: The Price of Achievement

Boris Berezovsky finally seems poised to get his just desserts. But let's look more closely.

The School Where Putin's People Learn to Rule

To survive in today's rough-and-tumble political arena, one needs the highest level of professionalism. Finally, someone has appeared on the scene who understands this problem.

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