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

Kramnik, Topalov Play Out Draw

Classical World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov played to a draw Monday after Kramnik agreed to resume the chess unification match at a score of 3-2 in his favor.

Zenit Piles Pressure on Stumbling Champion

The title race is heating up as an impressive 4-0 victory over Spartak Nalchik on Sunday night moved Zenit St. Petersburg to within three points of league leaders CSKA Moscow, who could only draw at Saturn Ramenskoye.

Malakhov Offloaded as Devils Restructure

The New Jersey Devils made a major move to get under the NHL salary cap Sunday by sending suspended defenseman Vladimir Malakhov and a conditional first-round draft pick to San Jose for defenseman Jim Fahey and the rights to left wing Alexander Korolyuk.

Aleuts Help Keep the Russian Faith

While the Russian Orthodox diocese in Alaska has 30,000 adherents and 40 ordained priests -- both all-time highs, the church says -- it is struggling to preserve some of its most iconic landmarks.

Orthodox Leaders Gather in Chicago

U.S. Orthodox leaders will hold their third joint meeting this week, a gathering aimed at strengthening ties among their churches, which began splintering along ethnic lines a century ago.

The Great Chess Mess

Chess has a long history of scandal and controversy at the highest level. The current conflicts reflect a total loss of professionalism in the sport.

More Comic Than Sad

As recently as last Saturday, some friends and I were discussing the escalating Russian-Georgian conflict.

A Big Parties-of-Power Day

A number of regional elections to be held this Sunday will represent the second round this year, as other regions held votes in March.

A Textbook Case for Teachers and Parents

Ensuring that children receive a quality education is a priority for Russians.

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