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

Syomin Resigns as Russia Coach

Russia coach Yury Syomin has quit after his team failed to qualify for the World Cup Finals.

A Tradition of Ijtihad for Non-Radical Islam

One year ago this week, a young Muslim man raised in the Netherlands murdered the filmmaker (and some would say troublemaker) Theo van Gogh.

Salvaging a Second-Term Presidency

After U.S. President George W. Bush's disastrous visit to Latin America, it's unnerving to realize that his term still has more than three years to run.

Is There a Doctrine in the House?

What policy should the United States adopt toward China's rise? How should it greet India's emergence, Japan's new assertiveness, Europe's drift or the possible decline of Russia?

A Citizen Militia Breeds a Civil Society

During President Vladimir Putin's tenure in the Kremlin, a number of radical reforms have been introduced. We have a new national anthem. The military has a new flag, and officers have new service caps. Now the reformers are turning their attention to national holidays: Nov. 4 has replaced Nov. 7 as the big fall holiday.

Instant Credit Helps Drive Shopping Frenzy

The ancient refrigerator in your apartment has just died, but you cannot spare an extra $1,000 for a fancy new one at the moment.

Kids' Charity Tosses Guy Into Bonfire

The Action for Russia's Children throws a Bonfire Night to raise money and celebrate a failed 1605 plot.

The French Way

French speakers gather on Saturday and Sunday evenings to debate, play games and learn about French food under the auspices of the Moscow Club for Francophones.

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