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

For Volleyball, Muscovites Head to the Beach

Several courts are available for those keen to play around Moscow, including one at a nudist beach.

A Reform That Won't Wait

On July 8, the State Duma passed in the first reading an amendment to the law on local self-governance.

Conceptual Indecisiveness

Last week, Security Council secretary Igor Ivanov presented a paper titled ""A Strategy for Russia's National Security"" at a nongovernmental think tank.

Change: The Ideal Scenario

Economists and political scientists know perfectly well that a clear-cut correlation has been observed in the 20th century between a country's rapid, stable economic growth and its frequent change of leadership.

Androids and Relatives Boost Kremlin Ratings

One day Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin called up his deputy chief of staff Vladislav Yuryevich Surkov.

Moskva-City Architect Bridging Past, Future

St. Petersburg native Sergei Tchoban doesn't think his design for Europe's tallest building will violate Moscow's vertical integrity.

Airline Strike Hits South Africa

South African Airways was forced to cancel dozens more flights as one of the most disruptive strikes in the airline's history went to a fourth day on Monday, stranding travelers from London to Lusaka, Zambia.

Canada Mulls Lifting Ban on Bank Mergers

Canada's seven-year ban on bank takeovers, a restriction that left the country's biggest lenders dwarfed by foreign rivals, may be ending.

Sony Teams Up With Old Rival

They go head-to-head in Best Buy, Wal-Mart and CompUSA with their televisions, DVD recorders and camcorders: Sony, the world's best-known electronics maker, and Samsung Electronics, the hard-charging upstart.

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