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

New Slavs of New York: All Bling and No Borshch

From fashion to film, from art to sports, New York is having a Slavic moment. It started with the U.S. Open in early September.

Twins Co-Star in Polish Politics

Lech Kaczynski is Warsaw mayor and a presidential candidate; Jaroslaw is the leader of the Law and Justice Party.

Town Dithers Over Its Millionaire Pest

Except possibly for Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 (and who died a long time ago), 22-year-old Michael Carroll is by far Swaffham's most famous resident.

Ignoring the Rollback of Democracy

On Sept. 23, President Vladimir Putin took another step toward choking off political freedom in Russia. He had already sent a message to business executives not to challenge him, by indicting oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and destroying his company.

Distorting Reality

President Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show -- the first since his election to a second term -- aired last week after a delay of nearly a year.

Sovietization by Stealth

The debate about why the Soviet Union collapsed began the day after it happened. As often happens with questions like this, however, no clear-cut answer has been found and probably never will be.

No Results, Just Promises

President Vladimir Putin assumed power in 2000, in the midst of a bloody military campaign to suppress separatists in Chechnya.

Katrina Is Ill Wind for Environmental Laws

It was almost inevitable that there would be every kind of legislative lunacy after Katrina, proposed in the name of accelerating the cleanup in New Orleans, improving the United States' energy security or achieving other worthy objectives.

Soyuz Craft Docks With Space Station

A Russian spacecraft docked flawlessly and ahead of schedule at the international space station Monday, delivering an American space traveler and a new two-man crew.

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