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Russian Fighters Suffer First Setback at Worlds

CHICAGO -- Defending light flyweight champion Zou Shiming, a bronze medalist at the Athens Olympics, routed David Airapetyan of Russia 23-6 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinal of the World Boxing.

Even Putin's Popularity Can Evaporate

Opinions about President Vladimir Putin run the gamut. In the West, he is regarded as an authoritarian, an autocrat, even as a dictator.

From Bolshevism to Chauvinism

The Kremlin took a very important step in 2005 when it decided that Nov. 7, the date that traditionally commemorated the Great October Socialist Revolution, would no longer be an official government holiday.

A Soft-Spoken, 'Smart Kid' Lawyer

None of Dmitry Medvedev's friends can remember hearing him bark an order. If he ever did, it would sound forced, they said.

72 United Russia Hopefuls Linked to Business

President Vladimir Putin told United Russia last month to ditch State Duma candidates with business interests.

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