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

Seventh Heaven

Seven is a nice, mystical number. There are seven days of creation, seven virtues, seven deadly sins, seven heavens. Long ago, people believed there were seven planets and seven main arteries in the body. Once you start looking for sevens, that's all you see. You begin to wonder if you ought to move to a seven-room flat on the seventh floor of house number seven in Semipalatinsk just to stay on the good side of the gods.

Funding Federalism in the Power Vertical Age

Recently, the issue of preserving Russia's territorial integrity has come up in public discussion with increasing frequency. The tone of the discussion makes it sound as if the country is on the verge of breaking up. Yet as the state strengthens the power vertical, it seems very strange to return to this issue, which was typical of the early Yeltsin era.

Syomin Satisfied With German Draw

Russia coach Yury Syomin has said he is content with his team's 2-2 draw in a friendly with Germany on Wednesday, secured through an injury time goal from Alexander Kerzhakov.

Bolivia Wracked by Succession Crisis

Congress was set to accept the president's resignation, but protesters decried Mesa's potential successors.

Zimbabwe Opposition Calls Strike

A two-day general strike called to protest a government crackdown on the urban poor began slowly Thursday with a heavy police presence on the streets of the capital.

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