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Klitschko Uses Body and Mind

Intelligent, studious and inquisitive are not words generally used to describe heavyweight boxers. But according to Professor Leonid Volkov they sum up Ukraine's best-loved boxer, Vitali Klitschko, who rarely boasts of his intellectual endeavors despite being a doctor of science in Ukraine and a professor of philosophy in Germany.

After 15 Years, Spartak Fires Coach Romantsev

Despite 10 league championships, three cups and 15 years together, Spartak Moscow and head coach Oleg Romantsev parted ways Thursday as he was sacked from the Premier League club.

Putting Money on the Quote

Russians are fabulous quoters. The average Russian has a mental library of apt quotations and aphorisms that includes the Bible, 30 or 40 Russian and foreign poets, standard translations of Shakespeare and dozens of novelists.

A Common Ground for the U.S. and Russia

A prosperous, stable and democratic Russia at peace with her neighbors has been a top foreign policy interest of the United States since the collapse of the Soviet Union. And it remains so today.

Strategic Approaches for Next-Door Neighbors

On Russia's relations with the EU, the Ukrainian famine, and why The Moscow Times takes too many holidays.

Business in Brief

GE Brightens on Russia BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- GE wants to boost its Russian sales to $3 billion by 2010 up from annual revenues of $300 million at the moment as the country's purchasing power grows and political and social structures are put in place. GE's European head Ferdinando Beccalli told Belgian daily L'Echo that the group would like to speed up its pace of investment in Europe and planned to invest $52 million to build a research and development plant in Germany next year. Beccalli said the group's diversity and its wide geographical presence helped protect it from the global economic downturn. ""For example, the dollar's current weakness will not have any tangible effects on our consolidated results, even if it is obvious that our European operations will benefit from the euro's strength,"" he told the paper.

Power Sector Revamp Gets Final OK

The government on Thursday finally adopted a plan for reforming the power sector in the 2003-05 transitional period, First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Andrei Sharonov said after a Cabinet meeting.

Moscow Accepted Into FATF

The world body leading the fight against money laundering accepted Russia into its ranks Thursday, providing a boost to the country's international reputation and financial market.

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