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Taxman Goes After NTV Ally THT

Top managers of THT television found themselves facing charges of tax evasion Monday, two days after taking in defiant journalists from NTV television.

President Warns of Spiraling Inflation

President Vladimir Putin has warned that inflation threatens to ruin economic growth targets, saying that prices grew almost twice as fast as expected in the year to March.

State Should Shed Its TV Monopoly

We have seen what a state television monopoly in this country is like. It is inconsistent with democracy and with the dignity and safety of the Russian people.

Info Without Borders

Russians are right to worry that some of their national culture will get lost when so much ""cultural"" programming is under the control of multinational media conglomerates.

Small Steps to Tame Our Wild Market

In an article in Izvestia by Semyon Novoprudsky, I finally found a phrase that ideally describes the fate of NTV: ""a life of exceptions from nonexistent rules.""

Hey, Pal! How'd You Like a Knuckle Cutlet?

In Moscow one sees black eyes and funky looking face scars all the time. And one hears plenty of expressions in Russian dedicated to the fine art of beating.

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