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Wide Ban Imposed On Meat Imports

The Agriculture Ministry on Monday banned all imports of meat, fish, poultry and dairy products from Europe to protect Russian agriculture from foot-and-mouth disease.

Spanish Court Releases Gusinsky

A Spanish court released Vladimir Gusinsky on bail Monday in a decision seen by some sources close to the case as an indication that he would not be extradited to Russia.

U.S., Russia Unite to Fight Child Sex

When Glenn Martikean arrived from Indiana on Jan. 24, Eduard Lapatik, head of Moscow's police unit that handles sex crimes against children, was as ready as he could be.

We Deserved More From Putin's Year

In the year since he was elected president, Vladimir Putin's failure to transform his popular support into concrete reform has been a disappointment.

Death of Coexistence?

The crisis in Macedonia did not surprise most regular observers. The republic has seen several ethnic disturbances, although they never before amounted to a full-scale insurgency.

The Kremlin Could Have Done Worse

I was surprised at how dignified and, ironically, even life-affirming last week's widely televised funeral of the Mir space station turned out to be.

I've Finally Come Clean After 10 Years of Fear

It took me nearly a decade of living in Russia before I got up the nerve to visit my local dry cleaner. My fear of the khimchistka was not completely unfounded.

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