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Mother of Russian Tennis

Larisa Preobrazhenskaya set Myskina, Kournikova and others on the path to stardom.

A Little Italy on Taganka

Piccolo feels like it should be selling pizza, only it doesn't. That's not to say that anything is untoward, it's just that when there are large Roman columns in a small Italian cafe, there tends to be pizzas baking out the back.

Restaurant News

Good things come in threes -- or at least that's now the case with Daikon Sushi and Noodle House, which has just opened its third branch.

First Person

Ubaygov Same Samatovich, 44, hookah master at Om Cafe.

The Basmanny Court of Human Rights

Not long ago, when he was in Portugal at the EU-Russia summit, President Vladimir Putin announced that he planned to set up an institute in the EU that would monitor human rights in Europe.

Putting the Whip in Their Own Hands

Maybe it's just sheer orneriness, but lately I've started feeling a little hopeful about Russia again.

Putin and Bush in Shock

Leaders have been exaggerating their societies' perils and their own virtues since the first cave politician ran for tribal rock gatherer on a Strategic Mammoth Defense platform.

Democracy's New Face on the Streets of Tbilisi

Everyone in Tbilisi has their own version of what happened on Nov. 7, the day when riot police put down the largest anti-government demonstrations since the Rose Revolution.

Gazprom, TNK-BP Seen in Asset Swap

As Gazprom eyes a stake in TNK-BP, a transaction involving an asset swap looks more likely than an all-cash deal, people familiar with the matter say.

Putin, Swiss Leader Discuss Trade, Visas

President Vladimir Putin on Friday welcomed growing trade ties with Switzerland during talks in the Kremlin with his Swiss counterpart, which included a request by Switzerland to ease visa regulations.

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