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02/07/2001

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Anti-Kuchma March Reaches Kiev

Bundled up against freezing temperatures, thousands of protesters from across Ukraine converged on Kiev Tuesday demanding that President Leonid Kuchma step down.

Oligarchs Cough Up $52M for President

On Jan. 24, Putin told a group of the country's wealthiest businessmen that he would like them to contribute money to a new fund for victims of military conflicts. They have.

Army Traps Even the Unfit in Its Draft Net

Although Vasily Zaitsev suffers from circulation problems that cause chronic headaches and should exempt him from conscription, he came within in an inch of being drafted.

A Governor Who Left Us Feeling Cold

It is certainly hard not to be overjoyed by the resignation of Primorye Governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko. Many frozen inhabitants of the region are likely ringing church bells.

It's All About Debt

The constantly repeated premise that the takeover of NTV is purely political and has nothing to do with Media-MOST's debts or financial condition is demonstrably wrong.

The Cold Got Too Hot for Nazdratenko

How do you imagine the system of central heating worked in the 18th-century Ottoman Empire? I imagine that it didn't: Central heating is simply not compatible with universal corruption.

We Like Our Mobile Phones Better Than Sex

City officials getting twitchy about the risks posed by Muscovites using mobile phones while driving will be spurred to greater efforts by the fact that things could be worse.

Police Say 'Hooliganism' May Have Figured in Metro Blast

Investigators looking into the blast at Belorusskaya metro station said Tuesday that although they still think it was a terrorist attack, it may have been the work of hooligans.

Gluck Keeps Quiet on Capture

Freed U.S. aid worker Kenneth Gluck maintained a determined silence Tuesday about the hazy circumstances of his kidnapping and liberation in Chechnya.

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