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05/10/2006

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Look Who's Back

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney made clear last week in Vilnius that he is not pleased with Russia's democratic backsliding, human-rights abuses and rough behavior in its neighborhood.

A National Garbage Dump

Last year, I spent a weekend at my friends' dacha outside Moscow. As befits self-respecting dachniki, we took a walk in the neighboring woods.

The Case of Cheney as Pot and Putin as Kettle

It's hard to disagree with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of Russia. President Vladimir Putin has indeed reversed the democratizing course set, however clumsily and incompletely, by Boris Yeltsin, and he is using Russia's vast reserves of oil and gas as tools of intimidation and blackmail.

Energy Free of Soviet Ghosts

At a time when energy increasingly affects the well-being of billions of people around the world, it is imperative that the world's leaders establish a serious plan for achieving energy security.

Warming Up Your Hotspot? Help Is at Hand

When Pavel Suvorov decided to set up Wi-Fi in his apartment six months ago, he devoted a full day to fiddling with the modem between posting questions on an Internet forum and trying to figure out how to connect the system.

Refugees Give Park a Spring Cleaning

Fifty volunteers follow a Russian tradition and transform a patch of parkland.

Seviche, Salsa at Latin American Food Fair

Punters at the Latin American Women's Food Fair this Saturday will be greeted by two piglets roasting on a spit, part of the preparation of a traditional Colombian meal known as lechona, and can try seviche, a dish of raw fish marinated in lemon juice that is popular in Peru.

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