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Turkey Lets Lira Go Into a Free Fall

Turkey saw a flashback of Russia's 1998 financial crisis Thursday as it abandoned efforts to prop up the lira and watched the currency plummet 40 percent in a free fall.

Defending a Day for Spoiling the Men

On Friday millions of Russian women — starting around the tender age of 3 — will be giving gifts, cakes and cards to members of the opposite sex.

Audits: ORT, RTR as Guilty as NTV

Two Audit Chamber investigations into state-controlled television giants ORT and RTR show yet again the double standard used by federal authorities in dealing with state and private media companies.

Russia's Transition Is Over

As the new U.S. secretary of state meets Russia's foreign minister in Cairo on Saturday, the United States would be well served to make fundamental changes in its approach to Russia.

Culture Is Surprisingly Pragmatic

Until fairly recently I enjoyed lecturing to students. However, lately I've discovered that something strange is happening to them.

Legal Reform Aid: Is It Working or Isn't It?

Editor, Dooley's piece extolling aid for legal reform is a sad example of how someone's personal experience leads to horribly misguided generalizations.

Mir's Fall From Orbit Has Japan Worried

When Russia brings the Mir space station down to Earth in March it may fall on a populous swath of Japan.

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