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09/17/2002

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30 Years Later, Anger Has Faded

There is no ""rest of the story"" because there isn't going to be any rest of the story. The American 1972 silver medals for basketball lie in the Olympic vault in Switzerland. The men who refuse them remain adamant, and either angry or not, as they see fit.

15,000 Rally for Kuchma to Resign

Some 15,000 demonstrators marched in Kiev and tens of thousands of others gathered in public squares around the country Monday, demanding that President Leonid Kuchma resign or call new elections.

Capitalism Takes Off At Fighter Jet Factory

A superficial inspection of the Irkutsk Aviation Production Association's massive complex off the southwest corner of scenic Lake Baikal suggests nothing much has changed since the great arms race of the Cold War hit full stride.

The Right to Be Mentally Disturbed

A decade after Russia adopted one of the world's most liberal laws on psychiatric assistance, psychiatrists and civil rights activists remain divided over whether the rights of the 4 million Russians registered as mentally ill are properly protected.

Census-Takers Will Pay Foreigners a Visit

Foreign nationals visiting or living in Russia will be covered by the nationwide census next month just like their Russian neighbors, in part to help the government design its migration and labor policy, officials from the State Statistics Committee said.

Georgia Steps Up Operation In Pankisi

Facing U.S. pressure and a threat of Russian military action on his territory, Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze said Monday that he had ordered a stepped-up security operation in the lawless Pankisi Gorge and offered to hand suspected Chechen militants over to Moscow.

Mayoral Election Goes Into Runoff in Nizhny Novgorod

The Nizhny Novgorod mayoral election has gone into a runoff between the incumbent mayor and a State Duma deputy, the local election commission said Monday.

News in Brief

Grozny Bus Blast MOSCOW (AP) -- A powerful land mine blast ripped though a passenger bus at a busy intersection in Grozny on Monday, and news agencies reported that at least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded. Itar-Tass put the death toll in the midday blast at 11, citing an unnamed official at military headquarters in Chechnya who blamed the blast on rebels. Interfax reported eight people were killed and 28 injured, citing Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Movsur Khamidov. No suspects were detained, and the ruined buildings and crowded central market nearby may have made for an easy escape, Interfax said. TVS television reported speculation that the mine had been intended for a military vehicle. 398 Graves Vandalized MOSCOW (MT) -- Police have detained four young people on suspicion of vandalizing 398 tombstones at the Miusskoye Cemetery in downtown Moscow on Saturday night, Interfax reported Monday.

'Ruhnama' Is Required Reading

At first glance, the students strolling into Ashgabat's neo-classical university on the handsome, tree-lined Avenue of Saparmurat Turkmenbashi the Great are like their counterparts anywhere else in the world. But with one difference: almost all are clutching a copy of the same rather garish pink and lime-green book.

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