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02/25/2002

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Olympic Drums Beat to Cold War Tune

Using epithets such as evil, lawlessness and robbery, a bitter nation vented its anger over the weekend, protesting an alleged bias against Russia at the Salt Lake City Games.

Lazutina Wins Gold for Russia at Last

Redeeming herself, Larisa Lazutina earned a place in the record books with her sixth career Olympic gold.

Feb. 23 Is Not a Holiday for This General

For Major General Aslanbek Aslakhanov, who represents Chechnya in the State Duma, Feb. 23 or Defender of the Fatherland Day, is not a date to celebrate.

Passions Running High Over Olympic Contest

Yet more mail from readers eager to express their opinion regarding Russia and the recent Winter Games.

Putin Praises Military on Its Holiday

President Vladimir Putin commemorated Defender of the Fatherland Day by praising past army exploits and promising better conditions for Russia's armed forces.

U.S. Alters Policy on Nuclear Retaliation

The U.S. has gone back on a 1978 commitment not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.

Military Airplane Crashes, Killing 17

The An-26 crashed Thursday, killing 17 and injuring three, while trying to land at the airport in Lakhta.

U.S. Says Belarus Smuggling Arms

The U.S. says it has evidence that Belarus was selling arms to countries or groups supporting terrorism.

Orthodox Rally Against Vatican

Russian Orthodox believers protested outside the Vatican mission in Moscow on Friday against what they called the Catholic Church's practice of ""poaching believers.""

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