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Torn Kalmykia United on Putin

If anyone should be expected to defend local self-rule against a new Kremlin bid to centralize power, it is the people of Kalmykia -- the only predominantly Buddhist region in Europe.

Thanks to Police, Cinderella Shall Go to the Ball

Sometimes it takes a former policeman, a Russian charity and the wife of a British member of parliament to turn a scruffy Cinderella into a fairy tale princess.

Insurance Throws Jobless a Lifeline

Losing your job is no laughing matter. Losing one in a foreign country where your rights are more limited is even less of a joke.

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Are foreigners allowed to donate blood or plasma in Russia?

Press Review

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

Federal Court Rules Against Camp X-Ray

A federal judge ruled Monday that U.S. President George W. Bush had both overstepped his constitutional bounds and improperly brushed aside the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the U.S. naval base here as war criminals.

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