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American Poultry Imports Banned

In the face of U.S. protest, Russia has gone ahead with decision to ban U.S. poultry imports.

Pentagon Told to Be Ready to Hit Russia

The Pentagon has informed Congress it is planning for the possible use of nuclear weapons against countries that threaten the United States - a policy shift some arms control experts say could make America more likely to use such weapons.

Census Questions Are Harder in Ufa

Russia's first census in over a decade is sure to produce a new portrait of a much-changed country.

Deputy Says U.S. Trying to Intimidate

Russian officials say the U.S. is using a big stick policy to intimidate Russia and put it in its place.

Berezovsky Film Seized at Customs

Two liberal lawmakers entered the country Sunday with copies of a controversial documentary presented last week by one-time Kremlin insider Boris Berezovsky, but only one of them was allowed to bring in the politically charged consignment.

TV6 Group Drops Its Bid, Teams Up With Primakov

Putting an end to days of difficult negotiations, the team of ousted TV6 journalists led by Yevgeny Kiselyov has agreed to join forces with a broadcasting group created by former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov in a bid to get back on the air.

Chechen Rebels Seek War Crimes Tribunal

Rebel leadership is pushing to establish a tribunal to try alleged war crimes commited in Chechnya.

News in Brief

Convicts All Caught ROSTOV-ON-DON, Southern Russia (AP) -- The last of seven convicts who escaped from a jail in southern Russia was caught Saturday, police said. Maxim Balykin was detained in the town of Armavir in the Krasnodar region, the regional police department said. Balykin and six other convicts escaped March 1 while being transported from a court to a jail in Krasnodar. One of the fugitives killed one man and wounded another before being captured Thursday. Three of the convicts were caught Wednesday in the nearby Adygei region, and one was detained shortly after the escape. Late Friday, police captured Igor Zhukov, who was serving a life sentence for multiple murders and whom police characterized as the most dangerous of the escaped convicts. He was found hiding in the laundry room of a military hospital in the center of Krasnodar, said Yury Zuyev, a duty officer at the regional police department.

How the Government Plans to Count Heads

For eight days in October, 600,000 census takers will knock at every door, canvas every dacha compound and visit every inhabited slum to try to reach every single human being in Russia.

Moscow's Strays Are Allowed to Stay, if Spayed

Under a new city program, the dog catchers claimed, they wanted to spay or neuter the scruffy animals, vaccinate them and tattoo them with a serial number. Then, they would release the strays back on the steps of the Bolshoi.

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