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01/16/2001

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Germans: $7 Billion From East Is Suspect

A group of Russian companies may have laundered up to $7 billion through banks in Germany in a complicated scheme under investigation by prosecutors in Dusseldorf.

Cigarette Glut Could Spark Price War

More than 50 billion cigarettes — equal to nearly every fifth cigarette produced in Russia last year — are in storage in the warehouses of the nation's tobacco factories.

New Editor Named to The Moscow Times

January has been a month of radical change for The Moscow Times: That pace of change continued Tuesday as Lynn Berry took over from Matt Bivens as the paper's editor.

Oligarchs on The Wrong Side Again

If Russia were a genuine democracy, the mere fact that the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs has endorsed the Kremlin-sponsored Labor Code would be enough to kill it.

Liberals' Fall Has Left Us Feeling Good

In the early 1980s, sociologists invented the concept of ""Gross National Spirit."" It seems to me that a look at Russia's ""national spirit"" is now appropriate.

Press: As Free as Putin Says

Institutions do matter. That maxim has once again become vividly and painfully clear after Vladimir Putin’s meeting with the editors of the 32 national media outlets.

Russia Braces for Tougher U.S. Line

Russia on Monday pondered the prospect of tougher relations with the U.S. after suggestions by George W. Bush that financial aid should be linked to reforms.

Sobyanin Sweeps Tyumen

A fierce gubernatorial campaign in oil and gas-rich Tyumen ended this week in a first-round victory for Kremlin loyalist Sergei Sobyanin.

City Orders First-Aid Kits

Medical emergencies at the workplace could become slightly less perilous thanks to a Moscow city government order requiring employers to obtain a standardized first aid kit.

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