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

Revival of Cossacks Casts Out Muslim Meskhetian Turks

Thousands of Muslims from a small ethnic group known as the Meskhetian Turks are fleeing this Black Sea region for the United States.

A Revolution All Dressed Up, But Nowhere to Go

Unlike in Ukraine, the West is not backing demands for a rerun of the Azeri vote.

The Internet Is Under Control Where It Is

Some 12,000 people convened last week in Tunisia for a United Nations conference on the Internet. Many delegates want an end to the U.S. Commerce Department's control over the assignment of web site addresses and e-mail accounts.

Rude Words and National Interests

If diplomacy is defined as the application of manners to international relations, then the state of the world is worse than we thought.

The Ultimate Soviet Henchman

Fourteen years ago, Moscow's summer was filled with sheer exuberance. The Soviet Union was suddenly gone, separated into 15 different states and a thousand pieces.

Television Awards and Democracy

In the Soviet era, we all belonged to some kind of political or professional organization -- the Komsomol, the Communist Party, a trade union. During the perestroika years, we fought to institute the secret ballot in these organizations, so that important decisions could be made without outside pressure. And we were successful. The secret ballot became an integral part of our lives.

Ivanov on a White Horse

When a commander goes into battle, he needs to hold back a portion of his troops for deployment at a critical juncture. President Vladimir Putin's strategic reserve goes by the name of Sergei Ivanov. After the Kursk tragedy, when it became clear that the top brass were brazenly lying to their commander-in-chief and deliberately dragging their feet on military reform, Putin sent in Ivanov to sort things out.

Sharon Creates New Party in Election Gamble

The Israeli prime minister will lead a centrist faction into an early vote.

Iranian Parliament Approves Bill on Resuming Enrichment

Iranian lawmakers have voted to resume uranium enrichment and end snap UN checks of its nuclear sites if Tehran is referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.

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