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Speed Is of the Essence for Star

Maria Sharapova loves speed, fast cars and roller coasters. She hates traffic, running on foot and anything else that could slow her down.

CSKA Relief as Rivals Miss a Golden Chance

Despite being held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Amkar Perm, champion and front-runner CSKA Moscow kept its nose in front in the Premier League title race after its rivals failed to capitalize on its dropped points.

No Escaping This Energy Relationship

Much of the discussion between the European Union and Russia this year has been devoted to defining sharply the meaning of energy security -- the issue that Moscow made the main focus of its Group of Eight presidency this year.

Through a Child's Eyes

The first time I saw deep joy on my father's face -- the kind that comes from within and is a child's most reassuring signal from a parent -- was on Oct. 23, 1956.

Rigid Policies Underpin the Political Risks

There are various measures that can be used to assess the effectiveness of a president or government. During the six years President Vladimir Putin has been in office, Russians' real incomes and consumption levels have risen and are now at all-time highs.

Schizophrenic Assessments

Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov continues to demonstrate a laudable understanding of the high value of human life.

Moscow Offers a Fresh Approach to the Ghetto

The idea of closing Moscow to outsiders wasn't born in the post-Soviet or even the Soviet era.

Two Sides to Spicy

By calling itself Spicy, the new Chinese and Thai restaurant on Ulitsa Krasina certainly raised expectations.

Chef's Secrets

Pasta della Mamma's head chef Alexei Ivanov shares a recipe he prepared for its recent ""Tomatino"" festival.


A photo from The Moscow Times on Oct. 24, 1996, shows two Moscow landmarks under construction: Zurab Tsereteli's 94-meter-high Peter the Great statue and Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Masters of Marketing and the Mix

A clutch of disc jockey schools can teach you what to do on and off the podium.

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