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Pope Asks Putin to Let Him Go Home

U.S. businessman Edmond Pope appealed to President Vladimir Putin to free him Thursday, a day after a court found him guilty of stealing defense secrets.

Bloody Lithuania Crackdown Still Haunts

The crackdown in Vilnius, Lithuania on the night of Jan. 13, 1991, was the bloodiest event in the break from Moscow by the Baltic states, which also include Latvia and Estonia.

Don't Let Chauvinism Kill Charity

The Salvation Army's commendable work is being threatened by the ham-handed, xenophobic style that characterizes so much of the Russian bureaucracy.

Can the Boom Last?

Analysts are concluding that the Russian economy has turned the corner. Unfortunately, some recent economic reports show this is not the case.

Russia Seeks An Ideology You Can Sing

When I arrived in Russia in 1993, I expected to see a revolution: a complete turnaround in society and a new ideology of freedom. There was nothing of the sort.

One Man's Quest for Love and a Cheap Do

After three years as a widower, the first time the thought of remarrying seriously crossed my mind was in a barbershop.

A Union the State Can Love

""The way you first serve yourself up is the way they'll always take you thereafter,"" was a favorite expression of an old colleague of mine who is now a well-known journalist.

U.S., Russia Seek Embargo on Taliban

Accusing Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia of promoting terrorism, Russia and the United States are calling for UN sanctions.

Yeltsin Derides Anthem Proposal as Vote Looms

Former President Boris Yeltsin on Thursday stepped into a fray over President Vladimir Putin's proposal to restore the Soviet-era anthem.

Former Top Aeroflot Official Arrested on Charges of Fraud

A former top official of state-controlled Aeroflot was arrested Thursday on new charges of large-scale fraud, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

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