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

Unearthing the Past, Burying the Truth

The authorities were silent as the grave when a group of American and Russian scientists made the sensational announcement last year that the remains of the woman who had been buried with all pomp in the cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg were in fact not the bones of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. If this skeleton was indeed improperly identified during initial studies, it is highly likely the other remains, said to be those of Tsar Nicholas II himself and his four daughters, are also someone else's.

What Gives?

Russian and English are so rarely in sync that when you come across similar usage you want to kiss the dictionary.

Palestinians Conflicted as Settlers Leave

Palestinians forced out of their homes in the Gaza Strip decades ago feel a mix of emotions as their former evictors are now evicted.

Standoffs Continue in Gaza

Israeli troops stormed two Gaza Strip synagogues and dragged out screaming settlers and supporters on Thursday in assaults on the last bastions of resistance to a pullout from the occupied territory.

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