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01/09/2002

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Unloved Intourist Closes Its Doors

Known as the Rotten Tooth, the infamous Intourist hotel closed its doors this week to its last guest.

Troops Sweep Through Chechen Towns

As fierce fighting continues in the Chechen town of Argun, evidence of human rights abuses is mounting.

New Rail Minister Reveals Train of Thought

Railways Minister Gennady Fadeyev appears ready to implement a large-scale restructuring of his ministry.

Doing Business in Russia Again?!

Foreign companies should reconsider their reluctance to take another shot at doing business in Russia.

Argentine vs. Russian Reactions to Crisis

It is worth recalling that only three years ago Argentina was presented as a model for Russia to follow.

Putin Disbands Pardons Commission

The Pardons Commission, set up by former President Boris Yeltsin in 1992 and reputably one of Russia's most liberal institutions, was disbanded Dec. 28 by presidental decree.

Executive Accused of Bribing FSB Chief

Vyacheslav Aminov has been arrested for allegedly offering $50,000 for a post at the Interior Ministry.

Berezovsky Denies He is Negotiating to Sell TV6

Boris Berezovsky has flatly rejected a report that he is in negotiations to sell TV6 for $140 million.

Record Snowfall Cuts Power, Paralyzes Traffic in Far East

A heavy snowstorm hit the Russian Far East on Tuesday, stranding drivers and cutting off power for hours.

4 Held in Pasko Demonstration

Police briefly detained four people Monday after they took part in a demonstration against the conviction for treason of journalist and former navy captain Grigory Pasko.

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