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Pumping Peril to the Pacific

With an estimated cost of $11 billion to $17 billion, the Pacific pipeline will be Russia's largest infrastructure project to date. And there is another area where the project is competing for first place: environmental damage.

Strategists' Song and Dance

Investment funds assume a lot of responsibility. They can't just make up the numbers. Sometimes they have to do a little song and dance.

Putin's Staff Grinds to Eerie Halt in Blackout

One day, Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin arrived for work at the Kremlin.

Saying 'Oui' to Democracy

The European Union Constitution, which was supported overwhelmingly by the political and business elite, by the leading media outlets and of course by the EU bureaucracy and major transnational corporations, failed when more than 55 percent of French voters voted against it.

Krasnoyarsk's Lost Boys

The mysterious deaths of five boys cast a macabre light on the many youths who are brutalized or go missing.

Spotlight on $200M Theater Quarter

Large-scale and ambitious construction projects right in the heart of the historic center are the norm rather than the exception in Yury Luzhkov's Moscow, but the $200 million Teatralny Kvartal, or Theater Quarter, is likely to raise an eyebrow or two.

Vacancies Exist for Airport Hotels

When a snowstorm in Moscow last February forced 24 flights to be redirected to Nizhny Novgorod, over 1,500 passengers spent the night at a dark, unheated terminal with no electricity.

St. Pete Hotel's Plans Coming to Fruition

A shopping mall, a business center, 105 hotel rooms and large conference facilities are to appear next to the Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel in the heart of St. Petersburg by June 2007.

Serviced Flats a Sleeper Hit in Moscow Hospitality

The dire shortage of hotel rooms in Moscow is giving rise to a parallel hospitality industry that may be worth as much as $1 billion per year.

Number of $1.8M Houses Rises 36%

The number of properties in Britain costing more than ?1 million ($1.8 million) grew by 36 percent in 2004, the Halifax bank said Saturday.

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