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Merkel Looking for Land of Ideas

During the recent football extravaganza, the world discovered a Germany that at last seemed confident and optimistic. Can this new self-esteem last?

Being Memorable Can Be Tricky

For both the hoopla and the letdown you often feel afterward, it's hard to top New Year's in this country.

Chaika Changes the Guard

Vladimir Ustinov's replacement as prosecutor general by Yury Chaika last month brought with it sweeping and -- by Russian standards -- rapid personnel changes at national, federal district and regional levels.

Cooperation on Nukes Requires Coordination

U.S. President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Putin announced two new nuclear initiatives earlier this month that could make the world safer -- if the presidents keep prodding their secretive and change-averse nuclear bureaucracies to follow through.

Russians Rush to Redesign Interiors

There are two popular sayings in Russia: ""Remodeling your apartment is a way of life"" and ""Remodeling your apartment is worse than a fire.""

IKEA Not Allowed to Build Store

Plans by Swedish furniture multinational IKEA to build a store on land it owns in northeast Moscow have been overturned by a court ruling that says the land is part of a national park, a senior environmental official said.

Spartak Nalchik Fights On at Top of the Table

Surprise Russian Premier League leader Spartak Nalchik continued to punch above its weight Sunday when it beat Amkar Perm 2-1 to stretch its lead over second-placed CSKA Moscow to three points.

Frenchman to Bring Revolutionary War to Russia

An expat is forming a club for descendants of U.S. war of independence fighters.

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