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Russian Aluminum Sued for $2.7Bln

Three metal trading companies filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against metals giant Russian, accusing it of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder.

Revoking The State’s License to Kill Firms

Gref is vowing to vastly simplify company registrations and reduce by 75 percent the number of businesses that need to obtain licenses.

Lives of Border Residents Split Down Middle

For eight years, Leonid Dobronogov has crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border a dozen times a day without even leaving his house.

The Day the Music Died In Moscow

Moscow's decision to close down the wildly popular Gorbushka CD and video market is an ill conceived and hugely unpopular policy carried out at the worst possible moment.

From Farce To Tragedy In Just 3 Acts

The Federal Security Service director announced that the main threat to Russia is what foreign intelligence services may uncover about the plans of the new Russian government.

The Limits of Pragmatism

The new U.S. Republican pragmatism may well mean that Washington will regard Russia at its new, post-Soviet face value.

UN Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Taliban

The UN Security Council is to keep sanctions on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers until they surrender Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden.

Upper House Passes Anthem

The Federation Council voted to restore music personally chosen by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as the country’s post-communist national anthem.

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