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Maskaev Russia's Very Own Cinderella Man

The white van was rattling past the new rich and the still poor of Moscow and the world heavyweight champion, Oleg Maskaev, was hunched forward, his strong chin resting on the back of the seat in front of him and with a wool cap bearing the word Russia in red letters pulled low.

Red Square Celebrates Hockey Heritage

A charity match pitting former Soviet greats against former NHL players took center stage at Red Square on Sunday to mark the birth of Russian hockey.

Snapping Moscow Like It's SoHo

When they're not partying, two New York brothers shoot campaigns for MegaFon and MasterCard.

First Person

I grew up in Surin, Thailand. I fashioned decorative plastic flowers and never dreamed that I'd come to Moscow


The international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld would like to announce that Vladimir Kouznetsov has joined its Moscow office as partner.

New Home for Bohos

It wasn't so long ago that finding an arty bar with a bohemian public was no mean feat.

U.S. Needs Some Good PR

However outsiders view the United States -- as the home of jazz, basketball, modern democracy and the American Dream, or less flatteringly as the ""Great Satan,"" for example -- everyone seems convinced that learning more about the U.S. colossus and its peculiar people is either good, advantageous or both.

Lives Still Affected by Azeri-Armenian War

I met Ashot in a village just outside the Armenian capital, Yerevan, at the house of his father, Vladimir, a writer who fled the Azeri capital, Baku, with his family in the early 1990s, amid the upsurge of violence between Azeris and Armenians.

Crisis in China Could Devastate the U.S.

The race for economic supremacy between Russia and China is over. China is the only country capable of undermining the U.S. economy.

NATO Expansion May Prove a Fateful Error

The NATO meeting held in Riga, Latvia, in late November attracted very little attention.

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