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Chelsea's Record Signing Settles In

Andrei Shevchenko kicks his way from the fringes of Chernobyl to Chelsea F.C.

Brewing Cafe Success on Military Discipline

From flipping burgers to running the company: It sounds like the classic American success story, but Vladislav Dudakov has experienced something like it here in Moscow.


Swissotel Krasnye Kholmy Moscow has announced the appointment of Andrei Abajidi as director of public relations and communications.

Use Some of the Country's Riches to Guard Its Treasures

George Santayana said: ""Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."" With apologies to Santayana, I would suggest that a people willing to loot its own history is doomed to forget it.

Grass' Biography Detail Brings New Perspective

Nobel laureate G?nter Grass, author of the postwar classic ""The Tin Drum"" and self-styled conscience of Germany, is a darling of the anti-American and anti-globalization set. He is also a former member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

Some Tips on Looking Nice

Two guests from France, the son of an old friend and his son, recently came to visit Moscow. I met their train from St. Petersburg and took them to the hotel.

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