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The Truth Is Optional

We moved back to the United States from Moscow a year ago, and there are lots of things I miss about the place: the sardonic humor, Baltika beer and the cold snap that comes in late August.

In Defense of Central Bank Freedom

The Central Bank, for a number of reasons, has been receiving a lot of attention from economists of late.

Armed Forces Save the Day

Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov recently gave Russians something to cheer about.

The Municipal Proposal Ignores the Local Touch

Russia's fledgling municipalities are inexperienced and terribly poor. They are responsible for the upkeep of pre-school, primary and secondary education, healthcare, the provision of public services and road maintenance.

Charity Golf Tournie Raises $145,000

United Way Moscow receives almost double last year's contributions after a rainy 18 holes.

Saturday Field Hockey Training at Sokolniki

Moscow's expatriate field hockey club doesn't only attract amateurs and players new to the game; its Saturday training sessions also pull in members of Russia's national team, who use the occasion as a chance to practice.

Luxury Apartments Crowd Out Soviet Dream

For $200,000, residents get a seven-screen theater, parking and a view of Severnoye Chertanovo, yesterday's utopia.

Annan Touches Down in Beirut

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, trying to turn a shaky truce between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas into a lasting cease-fire, arrived in Beirut on Monday to discuss an expanded peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon.

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