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Klebanov Demoted To Just a Minister

Ilya Klebanov was relieved of his job as deputy prime minister on Monday.

Goskomstat Rewrites Economic History

The government has rewritten history, publishing altered 1999 and 2000 GDP figures on its web site.

Terror Threat Inches Tbilisi Closer

Pressure from the United States in its war on terrorism has pushed Tbilisi a bit closer to Moscow.

Time to Take the Bull by the Horns

In politics, this year is unlikely to bear much resemblance to the first two years of Putin's presidency.

'Free-Speech Tourism' Enjoying a Boom

Russia has become the progenitor of a new type of tourism -- let's call it ""freedom-of-speech tourism.""

Mass Exodus Makes For Missing Mechanics

Estimates show that a quarter of the population has left Armenia since 1991.

Housing Reform: What For?

What does the Russian government need with housing reform? What's the real reason?

Duma Seeks Probe Into Army Spending

The State Duma has asked the Audit Chamber to look into how the military spent its money last year.

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