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11/21/2000

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Looting, Neglect Suck Chechnya Dry

Oil, metals and other valuables are being spirited out of Chechnya while a trickle of government funding headed back into the region seems mostly to have gone astray.

Kudrin Besieged, Ivanov On Rise

The St. Petersburg prosecutor has summoned Alexei Kudrin for questioning about the city's finances.

Man Beaten at Kursk Governor's Office

Kursk Deputy Governor Sergei Maksachyov alleges he was beaten for three hours by local administrators.

Dagestan Leader Dies of Wounds

Magomed Khachilayev, an ethnic minority leader in Dagestan, died from gunshot wounds over the weekend.

An Anthem At a Loss For Words

Ten years have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union and Russia only has a tune to hum to.

What TV Could Be

A plan to transform state television into real public television would be a crucial signal.

The Trials and Tribulations of A Good Kiss

Don't count on your kiss having the same kind of success as Al Gore's.

Linguistically Dissecting the Keys to Corruption

That corruption has infiltrated every level of society is no surprise to anyone familiar with Russia. But you can even tell how corrupt someone might be from his vocabulary.

Journalist's Sleepless Nights

Journalists who travel but don’t have employers to pick up the bill see an interesting side of a country.

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