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11/28/2000

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Gas Giants Pump Up Moscow Market

British Petroleum and a joint venture of Tyumen Oil Co. and Texaco plan to open gas stations throughout Moscow and the surrounding region.

Grab Your Skates and Head to Red Square

Red Square is likely to add a new historic first to its resume this winter, when a public ice rink is built there as part of the New Year's celebrations.

Lukashenko Sacks 3 Security Officials

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko sacked his three top security officials Monday and replaced two of them with men who once worked for the Russian security services.

Keep Trying Until You Get It Right

When the Supreme Court decided whether the conviction of Grigory Pasko should be annulled, they shooed the press out of the courtroom because — well, because they could.

Avoiding Undue Stress Can Save Your Nerves

For several months now my regular source of inspiration has been pushing me to write a column about the mistakes Russians frequently make when speaking their native language.

Hard to Be a Chinese Trader

Go to any market from Irkutsk to Vladivostok and you will find that Chinese traders run a large percentage of the stalls.

Ivanov Backs European Security Plans

Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov arrived in Vienna on Monday as part of a European tour during which he backed the idea of an international peacekeeping force in the Middle East.

Rebel Raids, Threats Lead to Crackdown

Responding to new rebel raids, the federal authorities beefed up security in Chechnya on Monday and said they would close Russia's border with Georgia.

Kremlin Commission Says Wallenberg Executed by KGB

The Kremlin commission investigating the case of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is convinced he was shot in a KGB prison in Moscow, Interfax reported Monday.

U.S. Brands Moscow Lax on Chechnya

The United States called on Russia on Monday to fulfil pledges made a year ago to allow an international mission into Chechnya.

Lukashenko Sacks 3 Security Officials

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko sacked his three top security officials Monday and replaced two of them with men who once worked for the Russian security services.

Putin Exhorts Judges to Improve the Legal System

Putin told the nation's judges to be more aggressive in trying to establish the rule of law over his corruption-riddled country.

Criticism of President Not Ombudsman's Job

State human rights ombudsman Oleg Mironov said over the weekend that complaints against the president were not welcome in his office.

Japanese Officer Admits Guilt in Spying Case

A former Japanese naval officer admitted Monday that he had sold defense secrets to a Russian military attache in Japan's most sensational espionage case in two decades.

Council Delays Vote On Tax Law Changes

The Federation Council on Friday refused to rubber stamp amendments to the second part of the Tax Code.

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