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Thousands Take to Streets for NTV

Tens of thousands of people rallied across the country this weekend in support of indebted NTV television and its fight to ward off a takeover by creditor Gazprom.

Tackling a Pending Pension Problem

Sergei, 75, is sitting in his apartment fretting about how President Vladimir Putin has changed his life. Or, more specifically, his income.

Time for Putin to Take the Initiative

The new Bush administration cannot possibly have a ""Cold War"" policy toward Russia, simply because it does not yet have any policy toward Russia.

Cleaning Up in Lenin's Wake

This year St. Petersburg City Hall is again observing the communist-era tradition of encouraging local residents to get out into the streets and help clean away winter's grime.

Younger Generation Mustn't Be Passive Now

It seems that the people of my generation — high school and university students — have already grown accustomed to the rights and freedoms denied to our parents.

Incredibly, We've Survived

In Vladivostok, I was once told, you get a Russian winter, followed by a Seattle winter. But this image only partly captures the haggard optimism of early April, especially this April, in the Far East.

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