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Parliament Restores Soviet Anthem

The State Duma on Friday overwhelmingly approved President Vladimir Putin's request to reinstate the tune of the Stalin-era anthem and a tsarist flag as the state symbols.

President Approves TV, Radio Overhaul

President Vladimir Putin gave the green light Friday to a sweeping restructuring of the nation's vast state-owned television and radio network.

Pardons No Substitute For Justice

The practice of pardoning people who are abused by the justice system makes a mockery of the rule of law and even facilitates further abuses of the system.

Church and State

This month the Keston Institute posted on its web site two of the most unjustly neglected documents of the Russian Orthodox Church under Soviet rule.

Public Opinion Isn't Divided; It's Schizoid

Each year Russian sociologists conduct complex research into the public mind and in every study we are told that Russians do not want to choose between two evils.

Readers on Guns, Turkey and Teletubbies

Gleb Pyanykh's essay gives an inaccurate impression of the state of public administration education in Russia today and the policy of the Putin administration in this area.

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