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The Real Putin

Since the rise to power in Russia of this obscure bureaucrat and former KGB agent in the fall of 1999, two groups in the West have answered this question very differently.

A Rich Nation, A Poor Continent

At a time when President George W. Bush has lavished billions of dollars in tax cuts on the richest Americans, his trip to Africa presents him with the perfect opportunity to call on them to take some responsibility for the dire state of the world's poorest citizens.

Chechnya Deserves Road Map of Its Own

Murder by suicide bombing has become the abhorrent tool of radicals, secessionists and rebels around the world.

Was It a Suicide Bombing?

The terrorist attack at a rock concert in Tushino last Saturday that killed 16 people, including two female bombers, was immediately claimed by the authorities to be the work of Chechen rebels.

Press Review

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

400 Feared Dead After River Ferry Sinks

About 400 people were feared drowned when an overcrowded ferry was sucked into a whirlpool in a rain-swollen Bangladesh river, officials said.

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