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Chechen Vote Is Not Part of The Solution

It is hard to find any objective observer who believes that the weekend election in Chechnya was remotely free or fair.

Will UES Be Gobbled by Oligarchs?

Over the coming months, the fate of Russia's power sector will be decided. Two key questions remain.

Putin Corrects Prosecutors' Homework

If the government really decided to go after Yukos, the oil company wouldn't stand a chance.

Discussing the Fate of Russia in Bunker Banya

Out in the provinces no one can even imagine life without corruption and crime.

FBI Sent Money to Hamas in Late '90s

While former U.S. President Bill Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks.

Sunni's Funeral Brings Violence

Sectarian violence erupted Tuesday in several Pakistani cities during funeral services for a Sunni Muslim politician, Maulana Azam Tariq, a day after he was gunned down along with four others in the capital.

Icon Stands for Unfulfilled Wish

A centuries-old Russian Orthodox icon of the Madonna and Child rests in the apartment of Pope John Paul II, the last stop so far in a journey through Europe from its home in Kazan, a city east of Moscow.

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