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Neighbors Fear Serial Killer on the Loose

At least four women have been killed in the last three months in Moscow's Khovrino district. Each was struck on the head with a blunt object and robbed.

Gazprom Reclaims Board at Sibur

Gazprom took control of Sibur's board at an extraordinary shareholders meeting Monday, sealing a victory for Gazprom management in its drive to crack down on asset-stripping.

Rostropovich Takes Bow for 75th Birthday

Waves of laughter rolled out from the Barbican Hall, but it wasn't a stand-up comic working the room. It was Mstislav Rostropovich taking the London Symphony Orchestra through a rehearsal of Prokofiev's ""Romeo and Juliet.""

Plan Put Forth for Bringing Peace to Chechnya

A new plan for a peace settlement in Chechnya presented Monday by several Moscow-based institutions said the first steps should be to stop the brutal cleansing operations, which turn Chechen civilians against the federal troops.

Military Says 12,000 Were Killed

The Defense Ministry said Monday that its forces have killed more than 12,000 rebels in Chechnya since returning to the region in 1999, but rights groups called the figures grossly exaggerated.

Spying Charges Leveled at British Defense Employee

A British defense company worker charged with spying appeared in court Monday on charges of stealing secrets about stealth technology designed to cloak combat aircraft from radar.

Church Emissary Visits Iraq

As the United States is considering military action against Iraq, the Russian Orthodox Church's head of external relations, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, embarked on his first visit to the Arab country on Monday.

Language Law Puts Latvia in Quandary

A controversial Latvian language law has become an obstacle to Riga's bid to join NATO, which is seen as the best guarantee of the independence the nation regained in 1991.

English-Language Seder to Be the First

For the first time on record, a seder will be held in Moscow for English-speaking Jews and their guests.

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