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Housing Costs to Soar 50% Next Year

Homeowners will see their housing costs shoot up at least 50 percent next year as Moscow phases out subsidies for heat, electricity, water and other expenses, City Hall said.

President Backs Broad Court Reforms

Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov stepped up his criticism Tuesday of the plans to curb his office's powers and change the way trials are conducted in Russia.

Sakharov's Ideals Can Save Russia

Nobel Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov would have turned 80 this week, and this jubilee has furnished an opportunity to think about this hero and the ideals he championed.

Deserts of the Future

The long-term impact of global warming in the southern parts of the formerly Soviet region promises to be catastrophic.

Privatization Ideas That Will Work

The problem with our reforms is that we secretly privatized the most lucrative and desirable segments of the economy. If we did this openly, we'd see a lot more profit.

I Am a Victim of the Cash-Based Economy

As an American, I get caught up in conversations regarding the oddities of life in Moscow. Lately I have been obsessed with one question: What is the deal with making change?

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