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Darbar Rises to the Top

Darbar has moved up in the world -- literally.

Pork Knuckles

What you'll pay for a serving of pork knuckles in various Moscow restaurants (serving sizes vary):

Players Wilt as Mercury Rises

Maria Sharapova squeezed through after coming within two points of losing at the Australian Open on Tuesday when players struggled to last the distance in the sweltering conditions.

Safe as Houses

How to secure your home against burglars and make sure any intruders are quickly intercepted.

Belting Up Baby

Baby on board -- no wait, in Russia now, it's: Baby on board, harnessed across chest and legs to a padded polypropylene carcass mold, secured to a metal-locked anchor system, and maybe strapped down again by seat belts.

Ban's First UN Test

Ban Ki-moon has assumed the impossible job of secretary general of the United Nations with a ""problem from hell"" at the top of his agenda.

Of People and Planes

The past year was marked by a number of major airline catastrophes in Russia.

Don't Expect Energy to Fuel an Income Boom

Unless projections by economists turn out to be radically wide of the mark, the Russian economy should post strong growth numbers in 2007 for a seventh straight year.

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