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Visiting Khatami to Deal For Arms

After years of complying with a self-imposed ban on arms sales to Teheran, Moscow hopes to secure a number of new deals when Iranian President Mohammad Khatami arrives Monday.

Protesters, Police Do Battle in Ukraine

Ukrainian riot police clashed with demonstrators over the weekend as thousands of people protested in the biggest march yet to demand that President Leonid Kuchma step down.

LUKoil Greases Its Wheels With Foodstuffs

""Downstream"" in the oil industry can mean gasoline, engine oils or asphalt – but hardly the fruit jams, pickles and mineral water that LUKoil has added to its array of products.

The Approaching Age of Mud

Global warming is already making itself felt and is proceeding even more rapidly than was expected. Russia too is a bit warmer than it used to be. Or at least a bit less cold.

Fund Probe to Seek Out Indiscretion

The St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly is confused. City Hall froze the lawmakers' discretionary funds late last month, but this is not what is really bothering the assembly.

Lessons of the China Model

The market economy has caught hold in communist China, sparking uncomfortable questions for visitors from its northern neighbor. Such as why isn't Russia seeing the same boom?

Judge Denies 'Nervous' Borodin Bail

Two days after a U.S. judge refused to grant him bail, Pavel Borodin said Sunday that he is having health problems in a New York jail due to ""nervous strain,"" Interfax reported.

Raising of Kursk Submarine Postponed Until Fall

The operation to raise the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine has been delayed from summer to fall because of funding difficulties, Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said Sunday.

Six Killed As Russian Ship Sinks Off China

At least six people died after a Russian cargo ship flipped over off the coast of China under unclear circumstances.

Yeltsin Released From Hospital

Former President Boris Yeltsin has left the hospital where he had spent more than a month with an acute viral infection, a source said Sunday.

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