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Sharapova Edges Out Gutsy Zvonareva

Women's top seed Maria Sharapova edged out compatriot Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the third time in her career Monday.

Absent Russians Open Way for Competition

The Russian champions are absent this year, and that means the European Figure Skating Championships will finally have some new winners.

Revamp for Eat Street

The basement of the Hotel Tverskaya has seen a few restaurants come and go in its time.

Viennese Beef Bouillon With Dumplings

Thomas Koessler, the executive chef of the Marriott Royal Aurora hotel, shares a recipe for Viennese beef bouillon with Tyrolean and veal liver dumplings (4 portions).

Spicing Up Moscow Life

Many Indian expatriates in Moscow are long-standing residents, although some come to work on short-term contracts.

Finding City's Indian Flavor

Moscow's large Indian community offers a taste of Mumbai.

First-Ever Mortgage Auction Goes Awry

Despite expectations that the sale would draw great interest, the flat was sold off for a mere $80,000.

Tariko Refuses to Deal With Mortgages

Vodka-to-banking billionaire Rustam Tariko made a fortune by introducing Russians to consumer credit, helping millions to buy their first television, refrigerator or car.

Finns Outline Project for Spa Hotel

Finnish company S Group will open a five-star spa hotel on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg this summer, company CEO Juhani Jarvenpaa said Tuesday.

Meinl Lands Seeks $1.9Bln in Share Sale

Meinl European Land, an Austrian company that bought four shopping malls in Moscow last year, plans to raise as much as $1.9 billion in a share sale to finance real estate projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

Hotel Minsk Slated to Reopen in 2009

The long-delayed hotel complex on the former site of the Hotel Minsk will reopen at the start of 2009, a spokesman for the city administration's construction department said Friday.

Mariinsky Not Going as Planned

The government has suspended its contract with French architect Dominique Perrault to plan and construct a new building for the Mariinsky Theater over fears that his firm could fail to deliver the project on time.

European Constitution Rises From the Grave

In all the best horror movies the baddie has an uncanny ability to survive certain death -- again and again.

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