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Court Proves No Match for Top Brass

There is no one in Russia interested in revealing the truth behind the murder of Dmitry Kholodov.

Yeltsin Was Lenin's Heir

It could be said that Bolshevism is not so much an ideology as it is a temperament and character trait.

The Many Flavors of Fraud

Each of the big business scandals uncovered so far suggests a different strategy for executive self-dealing.

600 Georgian Bowls for an English Wedding

The trickle-down effect of one English wedding will be felt as far away as Azerbaijan and Georgia.

State Duma Puts Business on Hold

In all, the State Duma passed more than 30 economic bills, many in the last few days, so as to keep pace with the country's ambitious economic aims.

Political Bills Win Far Less Praise

In contrast to the economic legislation passed in the State Duma's spring session, the political and social legislation gave deputies less reason to crow as they headed out for the summer Monday.

Urals University Students Cash In on Putin

Adding to the myth surrounding Russia's best known public figure, students Yevgenia and Yelena have named their bar after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

New Fines for Police and Prostitutes

The new Administrative Violations Code, which spells out a wide range of noncriminal offenses and their penalties, came into force Monday.

A New Budanov Prosecutor in Court

Colonel Vladimir Milovanov appeared in court Monday, replacing Sergei Nazarov as prosecutor in the Budanov case.

Party of Life Has Kremlin's Blessing

The nascent Party of Life has fueled speculation as to who was behind it and whose political tool it would be in the 2003-04 election season.

Fuel Explosion Sank the Kursk

Wrapping up nearly two years of sensitive investigation into the Kursk submarine tragedy, the government said Monday that the sinking was caused by an explosion of fuel in one of the Kursk's torpedoes.

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