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Military Flexes Its Nuclear Muscle

Firing from the land, sea and air, the military tested an array of missiles Friday in a show of strength that came at a time of increasing tensions with the United States.

Fix Your Car or a Cop May Impound It

Traffic police have been given even greater power to pull over drivers. Under a new decree, they can stop cars just to see if they are in proper working order.

A Bad Habit Becomes a Terrible Law

The weekly Severnaya Stolitsa, set up in 1994, proved that instant success cannot be bought by filling a publication with color.

To My 'Effective' Valentine

Valentine's Day, as we all know, has spread throughout the world in recent decades, stirring up dangerous passions and urban unrest.

Gusinsky Prepared to Sell His Stake in NTV

Vladimir Gusinsky said he would sell his stake in NTV television to foreign investors if its independence was guaranteed, a Spanish daily reported Sunday.

Putin Probes Power Rates in Siberia

Vladimir Putin, keen to show he's tackling a protracted heating and electricity crisis, probed energy and utility rates in talks during visits to Siberian cities this weekend.

President Reshuffles Kremlin Managers

President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled some mid-level officials in his administration, as the power struggle between the regions and the Kremlin continues.

Spat Over Top Cop Nears Finale

A bitter 14-month battle between Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov and the Interior Ministry over the appointment of a commander to the city's police force appears to be winding down.

EU: Russia Says No Nukes In Kaliningrad

European Union officials have received top-level assurances that Kalinigrad is free of nuclear weapons.

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