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

Kuznetsova Scandal Mars Open

Outraged tennis officials rushed to the defense of U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday and hit out at a Belgian government minister who claimed she had failed a doping test.

Throwing Money at Moscow's Dynamo

A new revolution is under way in Russia, led by the capital's increasingly rich soccer clubs.

Embracing Absurdity, Fleeing Russian Fatalism

I have recently found myself engaged in a number of conversations with Western expatriates in Moscow that begin with the following question: ""Why did I choose to live in Russia?""

The Chinese Question

The Asian element has always had an important place in Russia, which lost a significant amount of its European territory in the 20th century and moved toward the East.

Russia Honors Riffraff, Not Its Real Heroes

Russia is a strange country. We celebrate the creation of the Red Army on Feb. 23, the day when the Red Army fled before advancing German troops near Pskov.

Art Fundraiser Aids Sri Lanka's Tsunami Relief

When the tsunami hit Sri Lanka, Shani Karunaratne couldn't believe it. It was as if the ancient Sri Lankan legend of Princess Devi was unfolding before her people's eyes.

New Laws Give More Protection to Consumers

With many of Russia's top-end restaurants, shops and services used to setting their prices in hard currency, consumers have become used to doing elaborate mental arithmetic when scanning menus and buying plane tickets.

Ask a Stupid Question

How does a foreigner legally get hold of a gun in Moscow?

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