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Putin Dismisses Energy Minister

Heads rolled Monday over the heating crisis in the Far East with President Vladimir Putin firing the energy minister and announcing the resignation of the Primorye governor.

Primorye Governor Resigns

Yevgeny Nazdratenko submitted a letter of resignation to Putin on Monday, less than a week after the president blamed him for the crippling energy crisis in the Far East.

9 Injured in Blast at Belorusskaya Metro

A homemade bomb went off at the Belorusskaya metro station during evening rush hour Monday, injuring nine people and filling the busy station with smoke.

Khapsirokov: What Could This Mean?

Please tell us, President Putin, how we are to understand Thursday's appointment of Nazir Khapsirokov as an aide to your chief of staff, Alexander Voloshin.

The Litmus Test

In a progressive society, the institutes of government are oriented toward realizing the rights and interests of the citizens, including the right of access to information.

It's Not Easy Sorting Out The Family

""The world is full of paradoxes!"" Uzas Baltushis could have been writing about the twisted tangle that fate has made of former President Boris Yeltsin's Family.

Press 1 if You're Not Too Lazy to Listen Carefully

It was a typical day at work. The sun was shining. My computer was working. And then, it happened. A minor linguistic misinterpretation shattered our peaceful nook.

'Liberty' Drives a Mercedes

When members of a pro-government Duma faction brazenly advertise who pays their expenses, you can't help but think that they don't care a whit for public opinion.

Details of Gluck's Release Unclear

Speculation circulated Monday that the Federal Security Service had played a role in the abduction of U.S. aid worker Kenneth Gluck.

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