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

Ivanov Went Too Far in Barring ABC

The military and Federal Security Service must be beside themselves. They had spent months hunting for Shamil Basayev, and a Russian journalist working for U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty manages to spend two days and nights with Terrorist No. 1 himself in Chechnya.

Interview Did Authorities a Major Favor

Last weekend at the dacha I became convinced once again that the world is full of paradoxes.

Warming to Russia

Attitudes in Pakistan, which were once deeply suspicious of Russia, have shifted, resulting in new policies.

A Graceless Exit for Russia

On a trip to the Far East last week, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov announced that the Army had no intention of pulling out of the self-proclaimed republic of Transdnestr.

Tax Troubles Loom for a Well-Funded Satirist

One day, Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin was sitting in his Kremlin office and reading an article written by candidate of economics and political columnist Yulia Leonidovna Latynina in the liberal newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

Out of Town, Homebuyers Say Smaller Works

A man may boast of his home as his castle, but Russians are increasingly turning to building country homes and dachas that are plain, economical and rather small.

City Hall Fires Island Developer

The city government has fired KRT as coordinator of the $2.7 billion Golden Island development on Bolotny Island opposite the Kremlin, and has taken the project into its own hands.

Simon Says It Will Open China Malls

The Simon Property Group, one of the biggest real estate and shopping mall developers in the United States, said last week that it had formed a partnership with brokerage Morgan Stanley and a state-owned Chinese company to develop as many as a dozen shopping centers in China.

Annan: Trump Can Bid for UN HQ

Real estate mogul Donald Trump should bid on a United Nations renovation contract if he thinks he can do the job cheaper and better than anyone else, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said last week.

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