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Powell, Ivanov Ready to Play Ball

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov pledged a constructive approach to dealing with Iraq, missile defenses and other points of policy discord.

Want to Skip Taxes? By Law You Can

The new Tax Code that was signed by President Vladimir Putin last August repeals the old code and creates a legal vacuum with no provision for any taxes owed before 2001.

Taking Out a Copyright on God

Want to buy a monk's soul? For just 130 rubles such a diabolical deed can be carried out at a neighborhood kiosk by buying a bottle of semisweet wine called Soul of a Monk.

Who Really Wants Baltic Nukes?

Despite Western allegations that nuclear weapons are in Kaliningrad, evidence is far from substantial.

Cash: Don't Leave Home Without It

Why is it that Russians are so against plastic bank cards and receiving their salary through banks?

300M U.S. Allies May Be Right on Executions

During my four years in France, no issue evoked as much passion as executions in the United States.

I Hope Putin Takes Notes

When Putin visits Seoul, it would be wise for him to pay attention to a country that has come far.

Zhivilo Awaits Asylum in Paris Jail

Siberian metals magnate Mikhail Zhivilo has been detained in Paris on an Interpol warrant accusing him of plotting to assassinate Kemerovo Governor Aman Tuleyev.

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