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Olympic Gold Is a Grown-Up Plushenko's to Lose

Yevgeny Plushenko was a shy, insecure, almost brooding skater four years ago when he entered the Salt Lake City Olympics as a co-favorite.

Where the Rich and Elite Meet to Compete

Never mind the usual puffery about what the Winter Olympics are all about. Sure, there's the beauty of sports, the spirit of friendly competition, the dedication of great athletes and all that.

A Question of Power and Politics

For the second time in a month, industrial and commercial premises in Moscow are under threat of electricity cuts.

Ideology Is for Intellectuals

Mikhail Dmitriyev, the one-time liberal economist who now heads a think tank called the Center for Strategic Research, contributed a comment to Kommersant last week titled ""In Defense of Nationalization.""

Physician Treats the Tiniest of Patients

An upcoming auction will raise funds to enable Zinenko to help more infants with hydrocephaly.

Group Offers Sunday Hikes Around Moscow

The Moscow Walkers, Hikers and Nature Lovers club meets most Sundays for hikes through the Moscow region's sprawling forests and across its rolling plains.

Getting Your Car Ready for Document Checks

Getting your car's paperwork in order can be just as frustrating as negotiating Moscow's traffic at rush hour -- but some basic information can at least make the bureaucratic maze easier to navigate.

Iran Cuts Trade Ties With Denmark

An Iranian newspaper announced on Tuesday a contest for cartoons satirizing the Holocaust in response to caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, and the country's commerce minister said Iran was cutting all trade ties with Denmark.

Protests Set Denmark Reeling

Its embassies are ablaze, its boycotted industries are losing millions of dollars a day -- and Denmark is reeling with dismay.

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