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Deripaska's Climb From Farm to Empire

Oleg Deripaska has a low profile abroad, but that may be about to change. He and his fellow oligarchs are going global.

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The imposition of sanctions on two Russian companies this month for selling military technology to Iran by the presidential administration of U.S. President George W. Bush certainly sends the Kremlin a message -- but it won't be the one the White House has in mind.

A Holiday in Waiting

American patriots prepared for the Boston Tea Party of 1773 by dressing up as Native Americans.

Planning This Fall's Parties

On the threshold of one of the last chances to evaluate the county's political landscape before next year's State Duma elections -- the votes to fill legislative assemblies in nine regions -- the Kremlin is ramping up its party-building efforts.

Energy Muscle Flexing Delivers Scant Results

At the end of last week the State Statistics Service released some important news: Russia now produces more oil than any other country.

Entertainment Hops at the Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole attracts a motley group of performers, from poets to memoirists to chanters.

Aces Aplenty at Expat Tennis Club

Maria Sharapova, Yelena Dementyeva and other young Russian tennis stars had to start somewhere.

Masterpiece on the Chop Block

A few hours after Viktor Melnikov died of cancer at 91 on Feb. 5, his estranged younger daughter and nephew appeared on his doorstep with a retinue of lawyers and bodyguards to seize control of his house in the center of this city.

Under Plan, Shelter in Sight for Homebuyers

Cheated homebuyers may soon see relief under a plan to have new investors step in to complete unfinished apartment buildings, a lawyer for St. Petersburg's affordable housing project said Thursday.

Washington to Cloak Data on Cold War Arsenal

Information on nuclear missiles that was once made available to the Soviets is being kept from the U.S. public.

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