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The Underworld Extends to Higher Education

In an era of post-Soviet cutbacks, many universities find themselves trapped in an unsavory stew of murky business deals and rampant bribery.

CSKA Beats Spartak in Derby

Czech international Jiri Jarosik scored the last-minute winner as CSKA Moscow edged bitter city rival Spartak 3-2 in a highly charged derby match in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.

The Politics of Anti-Americanism

Once in a while public opinion in Russia becomes important. This occurs, of course, around elections.

Putting Global Abuses Report to Good Use

Around this time each year, the U.S. State Department produces a remarkable document detailing the human rights practices and problems of almost every country in the world.

Out of the Ashes -- Two Noviye Izvestias

In Russia, no sooner does one opposition newspaper close than two more open to take its place.

Unpleasant Surprises Ahead

Few in the Western press have even entertained the thought that the United States could lose this war.

Five-Fingered Mountain Remains Out of Reach

I had never tried to climb Besh Barmag -- a high, eerie, natural fortress of rock -- until last Saturday.

Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

U.S. Officials Mull Postwar Iraq Rule

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said that it will probably take the United States more than six months to cede power in postwar Iraq to an Iraqi-led civilian authority.

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