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08/23/2002

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From Hocus-Pocus to Stakhanovism

Vozdushka can be roughly translated as money not made through production, or ""money made out of air.""

Reformed Rent-Seekers Promoting Reform?

Russia's recent economic growth has been driven largely by the emergence of a growing private sector.

Dismayed by Zhirik, Disillusioned Over Dalai

Readers also share their thoughts on Russia's visa regime and the recent helicopter crash in Chechnya.

Museum Digs Skeletons Out of Closet

In preparation for its 95th birthday, Moscow's renowned Darwin Museum has raided its storerooms and come up with a grand display of its rarest and most valuable possessions.

Police Unravel Metro Swindle

Moscow police say they have broken up a large network of swindlers who raked in millions of dollars by making and selling counterfeit metro and bus tickets -- the biggest fraud scheme ever to strike the city transportation system.

Investors Yet to Hit Siberian Bull's Eye

It may have been designed as the bull's eye of Russia, but foreign investors have so far missed the mark.

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