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Putin Orders Budget Rethink

Vladimir Putin is looking to adjust next year's federal budget to accommodate the falling price of oil.

Stepashin Turns Up Heat on Ministers

As the Audit Chamber continues to probe the Railway's Ministry, a war on corruption seems to be widening.

Taking Scientists Out of Nuclear Equation

The U.S. government is teaching former Soviet scientists and engineers how to produce software.

MVD's New Role Makes Reform Vital

The disbanding of the Nationalities Ministry seems to have been uncharacteristically poorly thought out.

Investigating Monopolistic Media Mint

For some strange reason no one believes that Mikhail Lesin's business activities are a thing of the past.

Tashkent Trails Behind Baku in Cab Chit-Chat

Apart from their religion, the Azeris and the Uzbeks don't seem to have much in common.

Practical Jokes Not Funny

The hallucinations of the leadership are not just gibberish, they are of paramount importance.

Migrants Neglected In Ministry Shuffle

President Putin's Cabinet reshuffle has led to disruptions in dealing with Russia's migrant population.

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