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Foreigners Tune Into Russian Television

MTG paid up to $10 million for a 75 percent stake in a channel whose only assets are broadcast licenses.

Major Customs Revamp In Works

The World Customs Organization said it would help Russia get into the WTO by aiding to overhaul its customs.

Gagarin's Triumph Inspires 40 Years On

Yury Gagarin won the hearts of millions when he took off in his Vostok craft — on a then-not so reliable R-7 rocket — to become the first man in space April 12, 1961.

NTV Case Is a Test for The Courts

President Vladimir Putin said that the ultimate resolution to the crisis must come from the courts.

An Espionage Treaty

After perestroika and the putsch things changed drastically for Russia's intelligence services.

Can You Tell Me Where I Left My Soul?

A Buddhist teacher once said that when people travel too much, their souls can't catch up with them.

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