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N.Y. Targets Russian Smokers

On wintry nights in Manhattan, little bands of smokers huddle under restaurant awnings, shivering as they struggle to light their cigarettes in the icy wind.

Seeking a Doctor's Adoption Advice

Dmitry, a 15-month-old Russian orphan, grins playfully in the photograph on Dr. Dana Johnson's desk at the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota.

A Time of Pressure on Kiev's Orange Legacy

Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's president, is looking increasingly isolated in his efforts to restore confidence in his country's fragile democracy.

Brains Can Temper Muscle Power

Lately, Russia has used more muscle than brain in its foreign policy. The gas crisis with Ukraine over New Year's was a good example of muscle applied when a little brain power might have paid higher dividends.

The British Example Is Worth a Look

The most interesting job for the wide-spectrum economic observer -- unlike the jobs of his colleagues in business and sector-specific economics -- involves discussing impossible scenarios.

Freedom of Expression on Public Display

The opinion page editor of The Moscow Times is clearly so enamored of our Russian winter holidays, which run from the so-called ""Catholic Christmas"" Eve on Dec. 24 right through the Old New Year on the night of Jan. 13-14, that last Friday he generously offered a list of extra holidays to keep the marathon going even longer.

Saber Rattling Sans Saber

In theory, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov's opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal last Wednesday should have struck fear into the international community.

Hiddink, Advocaat Lined Up By Mutko

Guus Hiddink or fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over Russia's national team following the World Cup finals, local media reported over the weekend.

Russians Take to Lyon Ice Seeking Past Glory

Last year, the Russians swept the titles at the European Championships for the fourth time since 1997.

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