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Bush Calls ABM 'Relic of the Past'

U.S. President Bush urged allies to ""extend our hands and open our hearts"" to former Soviet bloc nations.

Mr. Bush Meets Mr. Putin

U.S. President George W. Bush sits down for the first time with President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Sky's the Limit for Sibir Airline Chief

Vladislav Filyov, general director of the Sibir airline, is playing a busy host these days.

Give This Important Day Its Due

Few people seemed to have an idea of exactly what Russians should be celebrating on Independence Day.

Son of Shock Therapy

With the replacement of the Gazprom CEO, investors are starting to notice economic reforms in the works.

No Holiday Fireworks in Muslyumovo

Most Russians do not regard the day when Russia's sovereignty was declared as a turning point.

Quick Bite to Eat Leads To Impromptu Ritual

I was so surprised, I did not resist. I mean, I can understand in a synagogue, but in a cafe?!

Setting the Stage for Failure

The upcoming meeting between President Putin and U.S. President Bush is scheduled to last just two hours.

Putin Criticizes, Awards Yeltsin

President Putin marked the national holiday with veiled criticism of Yeltsin's patchy record on reform.

Film Offers Slick Look at President's Life

A slick documentary aired on RTR state television seemed designed to show Putin's informal, human side.

Photo Essay - Getting Away From It All

As summer finally arrives thousands of Muscovites have opened the dacha season — seeking refuge from the city on their own plots of land in the countryside.

News in Brief

Lecturer Reprimanded MOSCOW (Reuters) — The Federal Security Service said Wednesday it had reprimanded a U.S. lecturer over attempts to gather information about local companies, but stopped short of expelling her. A spokeswoman in the Omsk branch of the FSB said the agency had spoken to Elizabeth Sweet after she asked her students at Omsk State University to prepare a report on the region’s social and economic situation. The FSB, which has recently launched high-profile spy cases against academics and foreigners, did not approve of Sweet’s methods, the spokeswoman said. ""This type of information, gained through unofficial sources, does not give a true reflection of the situation and if it was published abroad it could harm the image and competitiveness of our businesses,"" she said. ""So there was a discussion between the foreigner and an FSB employee at the university and it was explained that this activity could damage our organizations and our firms.

U.S. Urges Kazakhstan To Bypass Russia's Pipes

On his first trip U.S. Caspian envoy Stephen Mann brought a key Washington goal a step closer to reality.

Kasyanov to Fight for Budget

Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov pledged Saturday to defend his Cabinet's 2002 budget, the first in the post-Soviet period with a surplus, against skeptics in parliament.

IM in Bid For VNU Magazines

Independent Media is leading a consortium that is bidding $1 billion for a division of Dutch giant VNU.

Primorye Learns Work Korean Style

For the South Koreans Primorye is a bargain with 18 South Korean sewing plants having opened in the region since the financial crisis hit in 1998 and drove down labor costs.

Marc Rich Calls Off Crown Deal

Russian-owned energy trading group Crown Resources said it regrets failing to buy Marc Rich Investment.

Business in Brief

20% Inflation? BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) — The government may raise its 2001 inflation target to 18 percent or more from 14 percent to 16 percent, Central Bank Chairman Viktor Gerashchenko said Sunday, three days after the government raised the forecast from between 12 percent and 14 percent. ""The inflation target is already being discussed by the government and different figures are being mentioned. The figures will be higher. Some people are speaking about 18 percent, some are talking about a similar rate to last year of 20.2 percent,"" he said. Gerashchenko, in Basel to attend the Bank for International Settlements annual meeting Monday, was keen to stress that inflation targeting was not an appropriate measure for the economy. ""Inflation fever is less important than any other indications of the situation in the real economy,"" he said.

Safin Struggles for Win at Queens

Top-seeded Marat Safin recovered from a shaky start to beat German Jens Knippschild at Queen's Club.

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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press
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