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Business Handed a Guide on Fair Play

Far from being a corporate governance backwater, Russia last year became a regional leader, an EBRD official declared Thursday as the Federal Securities Commission presented the country's first federal corporate governance code.

The Dangers of Riding the Escalator

Escalators can be dangerous, as two people found out Thursday at the Kievskaya metro station. Both had their toes crushed when their feet got caught at the top of the escalator.

At 112, She's Outlived Tsars and Dictators

""Living a long life is not as easy as crossing a long field"" is a favorite Russian expression of Maria Strelnikova's, who at the age of 112 is the oldest person in northwestern Russia.

Bushehr Reactor Tops Iranian Talks

Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi and Russian officials on Thursday discussed the final phase of construction of a Russian-built nuclear reactor in Iran.

New City Area Code in Works

Moscow and the surrounding region will soon get additional telephone area codes to meet the demand for new phone numbers, the Communications Ministry decided at a meeting this week.

Putin, Schröder to Discuss Russia's Role in Europe

President Vladimir Putin will use a summit with German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder next week to stress Russia's needs as the European Union and NATO expand toward its borders, the Russian ambassador said Thursday.

Government Slams Broadcasts by Radio Liberty to Caucasus

The government lashed out Thursday at U.S.-funded Radio Liberty, saying its first broadcasts to the North Caucasus region were biased in favor of Chechen rebels.

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