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Russia Waits for NATO's Embrace

In the build-up to Putin's Brussels meeting there's been speculation about Russian NATO membership.

Sniper-for-Hire Dreams of Her Own Home

Galina Sinitsyna has spent months trying to persuade the military to send her to Chechnya.

TV Trailblazing in Tomsk

Last Friday there was a public discussion between the owner of Yukos and the staff of Tomsk's TV 2.

Geography of Bribery In the Transcaucasus

""I only kissed him so I wouldn't have to give him any money,"" my friend told me crossly afterwards.

Russia as Rudderless Vessel

President Vladimir Putin's main political virtue is his ability to be all things to everybody.

Another Inmate Flees Butyrka

Less than a month after three convicted murderers fled from Moscow's high-security Butyrka jail, another inmate escaped Monday. The jail's warden handed in his resignation.

Lukashenko Nominates New PM

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko nominated a new prime minister Monday.

Kursk Bewilders Wreckers

The team preparing to raise the Kursk submarine said it hoped to hoist the vessel in the next three days.

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