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Chukotka Paves Way For Sibneft's Tycoon

Chukotka Governor Alexander Nazarov pulled out of the governor's race on Saturday, eight days before the election, leaving Roman Abramovich without any serious competition.

Bush's Pick Made News In Moscow

No one was quite sure what to make of Professor Condoleezza Rice when she came to town in 1988 to inaugurate a series of seminars at the U.S. ambassador's residence.

Polish Peasants Cut Gazprom's Cable

The best-laid plans of Russian gas giant Gazprom have come to an embarrassing halt in Andrzej Skowronski's muddy strawberry field in rural Poland.

Legal Reform Is Off on the Right Foot

The State Duma took a small but important step Friday toward improving Russia's judicial system and the neccessary establishment of the rule of law in this country.

Oil Drives the Boom

With world oil prices appearing to have passed their peak, there are valid reasons for concern over the effect such a decline may have on the pace of economic growth in Russia.

Now Putin Is Singing His Own Tune

After a week dominated by ""symbolic"" words and deeds — the national anthem, Lenin's tomb, the president's visit to Cuba — I have to devote a whole column to the state symbols.

This Dictionary Is the Definition of Garbage

Anyone need money? A recently released publication suggests that anyone who wants our money can simply make up their own dictionary.

For the President's Eyes Only

The Moscow City Court has ruled that the Salvation Army, which brings lonely pensioners together each afternoon for lunch is plotting the overthrow of the government.

City Taxman Offers To Settle MOST Suit

Tax authorities said Monday that their attempt to liquidate Media-MOST and its subsidiaries was not politically motivated and offered to settle out of court.

Reforming a Murky Legal System

When magnate Vladimir Gusinsky howled that his arrest in Spain this month was politically motivated, it threw the spotlight back on reform plans in Russia's legal system.

Moscow Could Benefit From Lawsuit

A liquidation law suit brought last week against Media-MOST could work in City Hall's favor.

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