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TV6 Team Asks to Stay on the Air

TV6 management asked Press Minister Mikhail Lesin to keep the station on the air until it can form a new company to bid for the license, and he gave an encouraging response.

New Faces But Old Loyalties in Senate

The revamped upper house of parliament is to kick into action this week with 117 newly tapped senators.

The Government Puts Smokers in Their Place

Russia's first nationwide smoking law went into effect Monday - but with few penalties to back it up.

TV6 Case Sets a Bad Example

After the TV6 ruling, journalists are likely to give even more thought to what they choose to report.

End of a Great Epoch

Russian television is made not for what the market can support, but for the purpose of good old agitprop.

Headscarves Beat Hairpiece Any Day

For some 200 Azeri women, removing their Muslim headscarf is comparable to forsaking their nationality.

Ded Moroz's Darker Side

I don't know of a single city official who froze to death in his office or died from a falling icicle.

Sukhoi Gets Brazilian Jet Partner

On the sidelines of a visit by the Brazilian president, Sukhoi inked a deal with Brazil's Avibras Industria Aerospacial to farm out components for its Su-35 fighter jets.

Would-Be Winners of Green Cards Sue U.S.

Russians denied U.S. immigrant visas have had a lawsuit filed on their behalf by a U.S. attorney.

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