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01/30/2001

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Putin Backs Foreign Investor at NTV

Vladimir Putin met Monday with a group of NTV journalists in what they said was a candid and often confrontational conversation.

BP Will Sell Off 7% Stake In LUKoil

Oil giant British Petroleum announced Monday that it will sell its equity stake of 7 percent in LUKoil, Russia's No. 1 oil company.

A Comical Approach to Tolstoy's Heroine

Lovely young wife has illicit affair with dashing young count. Sound familiar? Right. … Now imagine the same story with cell phones and cocaine, sushi bars and convertibles.

Tyumenaviatrans Inks UN, Surgut Contracts

Regional air carrier Tyumenaviatrans filled its order book for 2001 and is now poised to have a second straight year of growth after a bumpy 1999 performance.

One Tough Nut Duma Must Crack

For nearly a decade, no one has had the courage or the political wherewithal to propose and push through a workable solution to the question of private land ownership.

The Real Problem

Nine years ago Western economic advisers were certain that their plans for Russia’s rapid transition to the market would bring prosperity and progress.

Bad Leader or a No-Win Situation?

The last week seems to have been dedicated to the struggle to preserve our rights and liberties.

Sham Reform Leads to National Bolshevism

More and more people are beginning to understand, albeit very slowly, what is happening in our country. People are beginning to understand that we have sham freedom of speech.

How Journalists Get Paid

The Prosecutor General's Office — the main state body overseeing the rule of law in Russia — has distributed a list of journalists who received loans from Media-MOST.

2 Diplomats in Canada Face Charges

Two Russian diplomats in Canada face charges after being involved in Ottawa traffic accidents, one of which killed a pedestrian and both allegedly caused by drunken driving.

American Football Alive in Russia

It wasn't the most traditional kind of Superbowl Sunday at Moscow's Sportland Bar on the Novy Arbat.

U.S. Transit Visas for Russians

The U.S. government has decided to put Russia on the list of countries whose citizens require transit visas, but the decision has been put on hold.

Duma Mulls Letting The Regions Merge

The State Duma is considering legislation that would make it possible for any of the 89 subjects of the Russian Federation to merge.

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