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Deripaska in Power Play for Energo

Tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who controls the world's second largest aluminum producer, now wants to control the company that powers a large chunk of that production.

Insurance Man Jailed For 'Legal' Tax Dodge

A regional court this week convicted the head of an insurance company for helping companies dodge taxes using a scheme that the judge himself acknowledged is legal.

Flash Warming Brings Spring Flood Warning

Just as Muscovites are recovering from three months of unusually heavy snowfall, emergency officials warned Wednesday that the city should brace for a fresh disaster — floods.

Privatization Smothered By Secrecy

Another tender, another controversy, another court case. The scenario is so familiar that it is hard to imagine Russia will ever break free of this self-destructive cycle.

Pardon Me, But You Are In My Space

Imagine a sun-lit Moscow courtyard at three in the afternoon on a late March weekday. In between the snowdrifts, one can see parking places; some are occupied.

A Girl Taught Me What War Memorials Are For

Whenever I am in St. Petersburg, I make an effort to visit the war memorial at Park Pobedy. I usually place some flowers at monument to the defenders of Leningrad.

How Iran Outplayed Russia

For months, U.S. diplomats have been passing the same message: Do not sell arms to Iran if you want good relations with us. But all this pressure seems to have come to nothing.

Duma Rejects No-Confidence Vote

A Communist no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov's government failed by a wide margin in the State Duma on Wednesday.

West to Offer Putin Cash to Raise Kursk

President Vladimir Putin will have the chance at a summit next week in Sweden to resolve a deadlock in plans to raise the Kursk, the head of the Kursk Foundation said Wednesday.

Russia Plans To Build a Floating Power Plant

The nuclear power minister said a floating nuclear power plant will be built in the town of Severodvinsk — a move slammed by environmentalists as illegal and dangerous.

Khatami Courts Deputies Amid Growing U.S. Pressure

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami wooed State Duma deputies and took indirect swipes at the United States on Wednesday as Washington hit out at both Tehran and Moscow.

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