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Top Oil Firms Cry Foul Over Auction

In a show of solidarity, the nation's biggest oil companies teamed up Tuesday to slam as rigged the recent auction of the northern Gamburtsev Val oil fields to Severnaya Neft.

One Woman's Story From the Grave

The last time anybody saw Nura Luluyeva alive, she was blindfolded, hooded and screaming as masked men dressed in military fatigues dragged her into an armored vehicle.

Evil Knievil Sets Sights on Fyodorov

The man who gained notoriety for predicting the end of British magnate Robert Maxwell's empire is mounting an attack on Boris Fyodorov, a board member at Gazprom.

When Push Comes to Shove

The Unity faction said Tuesday it would not support a vote of no confidence in the government. All last week, Unity's wavering stand on the vote was Russia's lead news item.

These Silent Giants Spoke Eloquently to Me

Before leaving Afghanistan in 1976, I made the difficult two-day jeep safari from Kabul to Bamiyan to see the largest standing statues of Buddha in the world.

New Iran Arms Deals Defended By Ivanov

Russia defended new arms agreements with Iran against a rebuke from the United States on Tuesday, accusing critics of misjudging attempts to reinforce stability in the region.

Kokh Met By Official Scrutiny on U.S. Visit

Gazprom-Media chief Alfred Kokh apparently has not had an easy time of it in the United States, where he has been meeting with various high-ranking officials.

Norilsk Asks for Travel Restrictions

Norilsk Nickel and the mayor of the Siberian city where the metals giant is based have called for the restoration of Soviet-era restrictions on movement, Interfax said Tuesday.

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