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3 Go on Trial for Gongadze Slaying

Three former police officers went on trial Monday for their suspected involvement in the killing of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze, a high-profile case that authorities have vowed to solve.

NGO Bill Was Years in the Making

The bill restricting nongovernmental organizations made it from the drafting table to President Vladimir Putin's desk for signature with unusual speed, taking just over a month to get through both houses of the parliament despite sharp international criticism and domestic demands for more public discussion.

Poll Says Russians Prefer Strong Leader to Democracy

Two-thirds of Russians see a strong leader, and not democratic government, as best for their country, and an overwhelming majority see a strong economy as more important than a good democracy, according to the results of a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Dynamo Holds Nerve for Euro Cup

Russian champion Dynamo Moscow edged Finland's Karpat Oulu 5-4 in a shootout to clinch the European Champions Cup on Sunday.

Russian Tycoon Buys Into Pompey

Russian banking tycoon Alexandre Gaidamak took over as co-owner of struggling Portsmouth on Friday and shrugged off allegations that he and his father had a murky business background.

The Path to Energy Security

Last week, Russia announced that it would halt and then -- not long after -- that it was restarting natural gas shipments to Ukraine.

National Character and Personal Interest

National character remains a force in world politics despite the prophets of globalization and one-size-fits-all economic integration.

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