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01/19/2001

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Borodin Arrested on Swiss Warrant

Pavel Borodin, the former head of the Kremlin's huge property empire, was arrested Wednesday in New York on money laundering charges at the request of Swiss prosecutors.

Railways to Sack 500,000 Workers

As part of a major restructuring of his ministry, Railways Minister Nikolai Aksyonenko said Thursday he would be laying off around 500,000 people over the next several years.

City Seeks Final Resting Place for Pets

The day Larisa Volkova's cat Styopa died last month, she ran back and forth between her sobbing mother and 7-year-old daughter trying to calm them down.

Who Should Fear the Crisis?

At least according to the papers I’ve read, astrologers are predicting a good year in 2001. Unfortunately, the astrologers don’t specify for whom the year will be good.

The West's Robber Barons Earned That Name

Paul Klebnikov fails to recognize the serious contradictions that lurked behind the glittering success of men like Rockefeller, Morgan and Vanderbilt.

Soviet Warship Seeks Future in Entertainment

The aircraft carrier Varyag, built to be a jewel in the crown of the mighty Soviet navy but sold to be used in China as a floating casino, is languishing in the Black Sea.

Russia Warned on Paris Club Debt

A top German financial official has warned that Berlin will try to get Russia kicked out of the G-8 if Russia reneges on its Soviet-era debts to the Paris Club.

Last Mir Mission Delayed

The launch of a cargo rocket to guide Mir back to Earth after a 15-year mission has been put off because of a new glitch on the troubled station, officials said Thursday.

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