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

Spartak's Starkov Quits After Alenichev Scandal

Spartak Moscow coach Alexander Starkov quit on Wednesday following a disappointing start to the league season.

A Fast-Track Career Matching Jobs and People

Teri Lindeberg shot to the top of a staffing agency before founding her own.

World Bank's Man of Brilliance and Blind Spots

Way, way back, when U.S. President George W. Bush still had political capital to spend, he appointed a neoconservative architect of the Iraq war to head a top multilateral development agency.

How Not to Go About Curing an Addiction

During his State of the Union speech in January, U.S. President George W. Bush correctly diagnosed America's oil consumption as an addiction. Unfortunately, Bush is balking at taking the steps to cure the abuse.

Standing Up to Rosneft

The ethical issues are relatively straightforward. The main asset of Rosneft is the Yugansk oil field that was acquired from Yukos when that company was assessed for back taxes and its assets were auctioned off.

The Great Post-Soviet Wine Debate

I don't make a habit of reading transcripts of State Duma sessions, but perhaps I should check in once every few months, for a dose of reality on the ways and means by which my reality is increasingly shaped.

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