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13 Newspapers Caught Red-Handed

A little-known PR company dropped a bombshell on the Moscow media community by releasing a list of newspapers that took money for running an ad disguised as a news story.

Fisheries Choice Raising A Stink

Politicians cried foul Monday over the appointment of former Primorye Governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko as the government's head of the fishing industry.

Church Asked to Forgive Tolstoy's Sins

One hundred years after the Russian Orthodox Church excommunicated Leo Tolstoy, the renowned writer's great-great-grandson has asked it to bring him back into the fold.

Here's a Plan To 'Improve' State TV

Anyone who still naively thinks that the government's persecution of Media-MOST is not politically motivated should take a look at last week's Audit Chamber report .

Just When I Thought I'd Seen It All

Hell must have frozen over. I caught myself muttering this phrase to myself repeatedly Thursday evening.

A Group Bush Should Meet

There is some good news from Russia despite the mounting anti-Russian rhetoric coming out of Washington.

Some Research Gets to The Bottom of Things

A friend of mine with exotic vacation plans was sent to Moscow's Center for Tropical Medicine.

Stasi Files Shed Light on Putin's KGB Past

Hundreds of pages of unpublished documents on KGB-Stasi activities in the Dresden area give insight to the cloak-and-dagger world where Putin lived much of his adult life.

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