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Kremlin Tightens Grip on Gazprom

The state took control of Gazprom at a shareholders meeting with a majority on the board of directors.

Who Needs a Dependent Judge?

A very unusual document appeared in our country 10 years ago: the Concept of Judicial Reform in Russia.

The Weirdos Made It All Worthwhile

In the words of Spike Milligan, I'm not going to thank anybody because I did it all myself.

The Vertical Takeoff of Reforms

Judicial reform has at last been declared to be one of the state's priorities.

Japan's Dirt Looks Just Fine

Recently I happened across two women - one British, the other Japanese - who were touring Japan on foot.

Chirac Gets Whiff of St. Pete Culture

French President Jacques Chirac arrived in St. Petersburg on Sunday and enjoyed an excursion with President Vladimir Putin ahead of Moscow talks aimed at strengthening ties.

Putin Sacks Manilov as Top Army Spokesman

President Vladimir Putin has sacked deputy chief of the General Staff Colonel-General Valery Manilov.

Hearings Start Into Moscow Apartment Bombings

Preliminary hearings opened Friday in the 1999 bombings of two Moscow apartment buildings.

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