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Book Is Closed on Probe of Mabetex

Twenty-six months after the case was opened, Russian prosecutors Wednesday announced they have dropped the so-called Mabetex investigation into the doings of Boris Yeltsin.

Bill Would Wipe Out 90% of Parties

The Central Elections Commission is pushing for a new law on political parties that would slash the number of political groups by over 90 percent.

A 56-Hour Week Is Bad For Business

As the president preaches concern for the people he is trying to ram a new Labor Code through parliament — one that would make working for a living less attractive than ever.

Russia and Europe

Recent developments — including plans for enlarging the European Union — indicate an opportunity to enter a new phase in Russia’s relations with Europe.

Playing a Dangerous Game

For most of its history Russia has been extremely xenophobic. After the fall of communism, this traditional attitude seemed to fade, but it appears to be back with a vengeance.

Solzhenitsyn Awarded French Humanities Prize

Nobel Prize-winning writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn made a rare public appearance to accept a French humanities award.

Army Says It Killed 19 Rebels

The Kremlin claimed to have inflicted significant losses on the militants in clashes in southern and eastern Chechnya.

Defense’s Chief of Finance Charged

TIMES Military prosecutors said they have brought corruption charges against the Defense Ministry’s finance chief, Colonel General Georgy Oleinik.

Prosecutors Preparing Gusinsky Extradition

Prosecutors said Wednesday they were preparing the necessary papers to get Vladimir Gusinsky extradited to Moscow on charges of alleged fraud after he was arrested in Spain.

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