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

An Iron Curtain at Mount Ararat

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to 15 independent states, from the Baltics to the Caucasus to Central Asia.

Outrage Gives Platform to Anti-Semites

In early 1999, my magazine, Sreda, publicly accused Vladimir Gusinsky, vice president of the World Jewish Congress, of aiding and abetting anti-Semitism.

Putin Fans Region's Flames

In 1994, when Russian forces first invaded Chechnya, and in 1999, when we went in again, one of the main official explanations of the costly endeavor was that if left in the hands of separatists and other anti-Russian elements, the conflict in Chechnya would spread like the plague to surrounding regions.

The Hitler-Stalin Pact Still Divides Setuland

You won't find it on any map, but Setuland really does exist.

Goa: The Coast That Was Spared the Storm

With 131 kilometers of pristine coastline along the Arabian Sea and moderate tropical weather year-round, the Indian state of Goa has seen its tourist industry expand exponentially since commercial air travel began there in the 1980s.

IKEA Founder Eyes the Regions

Ingvar Kamprad, the legendary founder of IKEA, came to Russia last week to announce his company's ambitious expansion plans.

St. Pete Flats Get $13Bln Makeover

A German firm is set to invest 10 billion euros ($13 billion) into the rejuvenation of the Moskovsky district housing by replacing decaying khrushchyovki apartment blocks with modern 16-story houses, Interfax reported.

Warehouse Market Gets Boost From NLC Project

National Logistics Company is planning to invest roughly $200 million into the construction of a 300,000-square-meter warehousing complex in the Moscow region.

Toronto Realtor Takes On Trump

A Toronto real estate developer could trump Donald Trump by building a luxury hotel and condominium tower that would top the height of a 70-story one the U.S. entrepreneur plans for Canada's largest city.

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