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Cabinet Reins In Big State Spenders

Some natural monopolies are finding out that the state will hold them accountable for their spending.

Chechnya Rebuilds Despite The War

Chechen officials proudly report that life is beginning to return to normal in Chechnya.

Saving Sons From a Death Sentence

Russia is still undecided about what to do with capital punishment.

Christmas Dinner Chez Putin

With the year coming to an end, it is a good time to take stock. 2001 has been a good year for Russia.

The Temptations of the Presidential Elevator

President Vladimir Putin recently corrected the Speaker of the Upper Chamber of the Duma Sergei Mironov.

Three-Day Visas to Be Introduced From Feb. 1

Russian visa hassles are to be drastically reduced from Feb. 1 with the introduction of fast-track visas.

Declare It Or Risk Losing It

Those carrying more than $1,500 in undeclared cash into Russia could lose it under a new customs rule.

Refuseniks Return to Reminisce and Join Forces

Decades after their fight for the right to be Jews and leave the Soviet Union, former ""refuseniks"" returned to Moscow to unify Russian Jewry worldwide into a new organization.

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