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Tigers Put on the Debt Swap Block

While the prime minister was in Rome touting Italy's decision to trade Russian debt for investment benefits, a rather wilder swap was being offered in Moscow: debt-for-tigers.

U.S. Grad Student Arrested By FSB

Federal Security Service officials on Tuesday announced the arrest of a U.S. Fulbright scholar on drug charges, and alleged that he had U.S. intelligence training.

$10,000 Buys a Box Seat to Mir's Crash

Got $10,000 to burn? If so, you can book a front-row seat to watch the debris of the Mir space station come flaming down through the Earth's atmosphere.

Nazdratenko Plea Bargain Really Stinks

""A fish rots from the head down,"" runs a pithy saying that seems surprisingly apropos these days. The State Fisheries Committee will likely become another example, we fear.

Conducting the State

The appointment of former Primorye Governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko to the State Fisheries Committee shows that President Putin's ""personnel revolution"" will in fact be an evolution.

Your Honor, It Was Really Just Business

The last victim of Russia's so-called ""Aluminum Wars,"" Mik-hail Zhivilo, has been arrested in Paris. Zhivilo is accused of observing Russia's national traditions.

Background Music for the Oldest Profession

Russia's aversion to trade is central to the problem of developing the Russian economy.

Moscow, Seoul Look to Build Roads

The presidents of Russia and South Korea pledged on Tuesday to forge deeper ties, including plans to build a landmark railroad link through North Korea.

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