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Not So Happy Together

Angela Merkel has a very different attitude to Russia from the last three or four German chancellors, perhaps because she grew up in East Germany, under Russian control.

Napoleon Also Won the First Round

Even as U.S. President George W. Bush proposed a new strategy for victory in Iraq on Jan. 10, those who engineered the war kept on producing self-serving explanations of what, if anything, actually went wrong.

Europe's Conflict of Fundamentalist Ideals

""What is it like to be a bat?"" asked philosopher Thomas Nagel in a 1974 essay. The answer: We humans can't know as long as we aren't bats ourselves.

A Daring Dentist

Volker Grossmann traveled a challenging road before reaching Moscow and opening his own dental clinic.

First Person

Sasha, a striptease dancer who goes by the stage name ""Conan,"" tells how he started undressing for money and shares his dreams.


The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia has announced the election of Ron Pollett as its new chairman of the board.

Caucasus Claims Corral

Merci, Baku occupies a saloon-like building that until recently housed a Wild West restaurant and casino.

Restaurant News

The already-inexpensive Kebab City on the pedestrian-only Kamergersky Pereulok has announced a 30 percent price reduction on its entire menu.

Russians Suffer a Bad Day at the Open

A drizzly Melbourne Park proved to be an inhospitable place for the Russians on Sunday.

Valuev Retains Title by TKO

As superheavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev stepped into the ring in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday evening, it seemed he had finally found someone his own size to pick on.

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