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Russia Downs Czech Republic

Former NHL player Alexey Morozov scored two power-play goals Sunday to help Russia beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in the Channel One Cup.

Classy Joubert Triumphs in Petersburg

Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko endured a disappointing return to action, as France's Brian Joubert won his first Grand Prix final Saturday to establish himself as the top contender for next month's European championship crown.

Doug's Foray Into Steak

What upsets the American executive chef of Doug's Steakhouse is that his Russian customers like their steaks well done.

Restaurant News

Vinoteca Dissident has introduced two special set Christmas menus.

Spy-World Whodunits Were Better in Our Day

I hope you will not mind hearing from a confused old man who in the loneliness of his dacha thinks of you often -- especially in the past weeks as a certain operation in London has undressed itself in the world press and even in our own Russian news media.

There Are No Humanitarian Invasions

Those urging military action in Darfur have in recent days been joined by influential U.S. and British policymakers.

A Waste of Valuable Resources

In the early 1980s, being one of very few native Russian speakers in Princeton, New Jersey, I became friends with an emigre couple, the Gurfinkels.

Fatah Official Gunned Down

Abbas' call for new elections sparks violent reprisals from the majority Hamas party.

Ahmadinejad Allies Lose Support in Council Vote

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's allies failed to dominate elections for a powerful Iranian clerical body and local councils, early results showed Sunday, in what analysts said was a setback to the president's standing.

U.S. Demands Real Progress From N. Korea Ahead of Talks

The United States and Japan said Sunday that there must be real progress when talks on scrapping North Korea's nuclear arms resume this week, warning Pyongyang that only sanctions and isolation lie down the other ""fork in the road.""

Time Says You Are Person of the Year

Congratulations! You are the Time magazine ""Person of the Year.""

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