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Su-24s Swoop Down on U.S. Navy

Russian naval reconnaissance planes twice caught a US Navy battle group off guard in the Sea of Japan and hovered over the Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, photographing its deck.

Pipes, Candy, Spuds Threaten Kiev Ties

Fierce brawls over gas payments, visas and even pop music have strained Russia's relations with Ukraine for years. But now, a spat is brewing over pipes, potatoes and candy.

These Days, Even Good News Sounds Bad

Russian politics is like the Russian banya – nothing but contrasts.

TV Advertising Means Big Money, Big Politics

The attitude of average Russians to advertising reflects their views on the country's present transition.

A Reform That Doesn't Hurt

The military's reforms won't amount to much if its leaders keep aiming to balance the might of the U.S.

Air Crash in Angola Kills At Least 30

An Antonov 24 airplane crashed Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Luanda airport.

Iron Felix Makes Perfect Birthday Gift

State Duma deputies on Wednesday jokingly presented a nationalist colleague with a replica of a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Soviet secret police.

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