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Spy Spat Sends 50 Russians Packing

The United States has declared four Russian diplomats persona non grata and ordered them to leave the country in connection with an FBI agent charged with spying for Moscow.

Activists Win Reprieve in Nuclear Fight

Opponents who have been protesting a plan to import spent nuclear fuel to Russia won a reprieve Thursday when the Duma decided to delay a vote on the bill until at least April.

Will Kremlin Share Taxes With Church?

A leading Russian Orthodox Church official this week proposed a new system for funding the church, suggesting the state turn over some of the money it collects in income taxes.

First Law and Order, Then Democracy

Since Vladimir Putin became post-communist Russia's second president, many people in the West have been sounding the alarm. How alarmed should the West be?

Trying to Save the Army

All wars feature war crimes, committed by both sides. People at the front are brutalized. The real question is how the military command and the state regard this.

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