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

Chaos as New Visa System Kicks In

A new law regulating the activities of foreigners living and working in Russia is supposed to make life easier for everyone -- expats, their employers, tourist agencies and government ministries alike. Instead, the law, which came into force this week, has created chaos and confusion.

There Are No Rebels Left for Peace Talks

Before the theater siege, Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was regarded as Russia's most viable negotiating partner for a settlement in Chechnya.

Terek Gives Chechens a Reason to Cheer

With the hostage crisis, the ongoing military campaign and constant harassment, the Chechen community hasn't had much good news in recent months.

Officials Present Evidence in Hostage Crisis

Moscow police arrested an alleged member of a Chechen terrorist gang who was suspected of planning a new attack, while top officials on Thursday presented a barrage of intelligence information to support their allegation that Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was behind the theater attack.

Doctors: Immediate Aid Could Have Saved Lives

Doctors said more lives might have been saved if rescuers had tried to resuscitate hostages outside the theater rather than rush them to the hospital.

Taganrog Mayor Gunned Down

The mayor of Taganrog was shot and killed outside his apartment building in what police on Thursday called a probable contract killing.

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