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City Hall to Ban Kiosks at Metros

To ""civilize"" the city’s retail business, Mayor Yury Luzhkov is going on the offensive against kiosks.

Sweet Taste of Victory for Kafelnikov

With a marathon performance, Yevgeny Kafelnikov capped a marvelous month for Russian tennis.

Fake Hockey Teams Get U.S. Visas

Two travel agents in Kazakhstan are facing four years in jail for an elaborate document fraud scheme.

Media-MOST Saga Just Bad TV

Media-MOST as a business is dead. Dead as a doornail.

A Soldier's Search for 'Plums' Proves Fruitless

In August of 1955 I was sent to inspect an observation post on the Cape Krilion.

Latvia Hosts Festival With a Twist

British film director Lynne Ramsay may have won a wide range of prizes in her life but none as downright strange as the one she received in Riga last Saturday.

Aircraft Carrier Sails Now For Fun

The pride of the Soviet Union's Pacific Fleet during the Cold War, the Minsk is now an amusement park, its decks crammed with carnival attractions and souvenir booths.

Odessa Last Breath of Soviet Liberty

The Odessa — the Far East’s last Liberty Ship — looks unremarkable in a city whose harbors are filled with rusting freighters, aging navy cruisers and half-sunken submarines.

Drought Takes Toll on War-Weary Tajiks

Tajikistan is facing the worst drought in living memory and the UN fears hunger this winter.

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