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Your Own Personal Jeeves

Moneyed Muscovites with no time to spare are turning to concierge services for ""lifestyle management"" help.


Now a Moscow landmark, the Riverside Towers project near Paveletsky Station was only just taking shape in January 1996.

An Almost Organic Cafe

""An organic place for organic people"" is how Organic Cafe describes itself. But don't jump to any conclusions.

Mulled Wine

What you'll pay for a glass of mulled wine -- sometimes called glogg, gluhwein or glintvein -- in selected Moscow cafes and restaurants (serving sizes vary):

Moscow Gridlock the Cost of Authoritarianism

Moscow's traffic demonstrates Russia's fundamental problem. Materially, the middle class has grown strong, but a small ruling elite disregards the rest of the population.

Paying Respect to the Late Mr. Noodle

The news Friday of the death of the Ramen noodle guy surprised those who had never suspected there was such an individual.

A Long Overdue Response

As Russia and Belarus continue to blame each other over the suspension of oil supplies through the northern leg of the Druzhba oil pipeline to Poland and Germany, Europe might well pause to take stock of its own share of responsibility for the latest threat to its energy security.

When 2 Trucks Collide

On New Year's Eve, Russia managed to avoid an international scandal by reaching an agreement with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, whereby Belarus will pay Gazprom $100 per thousand cubic meters of natural gas.

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