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Hundreds Mourn Flight Attendant

Distraught relatives, colleagues and almost all of the passengers from the hijacked Vnukovo Airlines flight came to bid farewell Monday to stewardess Yulia Fomina.

Buinaksk Apartment Bombers Convicted

A Dagestani court on Monday convicted six men in the 1999 bombing of a military apartment block in Buinaksk, the first of a series of bombings that sparked the war in Chechnya.

Gazprom Wants to Get People Talking

Gazprom, which already supplies Europe with a quarter of its natural gas, is prepared to offer them something else: an extensive, state-of-the-art telecommunications network.

Macedonia Mess Shows NATO Folly

As time goes by, Russia's vehement opposition to NATO's cynical 1999 war in Kosovo looks better and better.

FSB in Charge

The true mission of the FSB, apparently, is to help the military cover up what has really happened in Chechnya over the last 18 months.

CIA Director's Constructive Self-Criticism

The tone of the Western press accounts of the conference on CIA analysis of the Soviet Union that I came across can be summarized as: ""A chronicle of lapses and failures.""

The Misfortune of Being On the Road With Fools

U Rossii dve bedy – duraki i dorogi is a homegrown expression attributed to writer Nikolai Gogol – and not one generally repeated by foreigners.

I Wonder, Is It Worthwhile?

Don't you sometimes just get fed up with politics? Goodness knows, I do.

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