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Tito Triumphantly Returns to Earth

An exhilarated Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, made a textbook landing on the Kazakh steppe early Sunday and said he had just returned from paradise.

Putin Calls for Talks On Global Security

President Vladimir Putin said Friday that a controversial U.S. plan for a shield against ballistic missile attacks was a good basis for talks on international security.

Russia's James Madison Opts for Mars Bars

Oleg Rumyantsev was called Russia's James Madison for his efforts to give the country a democratic constitution. These days he promotes the interests of U.S. confectioner Mars.

NASA Is Shocked, Shocked!

At NASA, they're a bit peeved about the Russians sending a 60-year-old California pension fund manager into orbit.

Missile Misjudgment

U.S. President Bush has presented the outline of his missile defense program. But it's important to compare his ambitious rhetoric with the technical and diplomatic realities.

In Vologda, Stalin Meets the Market

Many regional leaders are starting to regard the Kremlin with the same kind of awe once reserved for the Great Leader.

NTV Precedent Worries Former Soviet Republics

The NTV takeover is frightening to journalists in Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan and other former Soviet republics.

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