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

Moscow's Taxicabs Picking Up Speed

Think of taxicabs in Moscow and one likely conjures up the image of the cumbersome yellow Volga, stubbornly fighting its way through the city's jammed highways and byways.

Ask a Stupid Question

What criminal penalties can apply if I do not pay my Russian taxes?

Estonia, Troubling Teachers and Siloviki Thinking

Kovalev's piece about a group of Russian business people visiting Estonia for the first time was refreshing and interesting.

Bush Insists on Fighting to the Finish in Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush set out Tuesday night to reshape perceptions of what is happening in Iraq after months in which the persistent insurgency has undermined public support for the war, provoked signs of a split in his own party and prompted inconsistent statements from administration officials about how soon things might improve.

Chopper Crashes on Afghan Mission

A U.S. military helicopter that crashed during an anti-guerrilla mission in eastern Afghanistan may have been shot down and the fate of 17 U.S. troops aboard is not immediately known, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

Iraqis Question Bush's Pledge on U.S. Troops

Iraqis expressed a mix of feelings Wednesday when asked about U.S. President George W. Bush's pledge to keep American troops in their country until Iraq's security forces can stand alone, with some agreeing and others fed up with the ""occupation.""

Businessmen Convicted Over Rwanda Genocide

Two Rwandan businessmen have been found guilty of war crimes by a 12-person jury, for their role in the killings of thousands during their country's 1994 genocide.

Settlers, Palestinians Clash in Gaza

Dozens of Jewish youths exchange blows with soldiers, and Israeli police arrest pullout opponents.

Canada Passes Law to Legalize Gay Marriage

Canada became the third country to legalize gay marriage, as Parliament passed landmark legislation Tuesday allowing same-sex civil unions despite strong opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders.

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