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Fresh From the Bakery

Bulkas Makom is a new breed of sandwich shop. Created by the restaurateurs behind such colorful eateries as Metro and Glavpivtorg, the new cheap and cheerful cafe has a lot going for it.

What to Do: A Festival for Every Taste

Starting Friday and running all weekend is an event to satisfy every taste -- for its main theme is food.

A Losing United Russia Program

Addressing a For Putin meeting at the Luzhniki arena last week that had been paid for by United Russia campaign funds, President Vladimir Putin repeated Stalin's phrase that life had become better and happier.

A True Father to His Troops

At first glance, it would seem that the Nov. 20 gathering of the military's top brass was filled with positive news only. At the meeting, the commander in chief, President Vladimir Putin, said he was generally satisfied with condition of the armed forces, and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov stressed that the development of the army and navy has been achieved thanks to the president's tireless efforts.

Hunting Jackals During Duma Election Season

I was very confused after listening to President Vladimir Putin's speech at the Luzhniki arena on Nov. 21, especially when he promised to fight those who ""scrounge from foreign embassies like jackals.""

News in Brief

11 Missing Declared DeadBus Crash Injures TouristsProminent Dagestani KilledNavy's Norway Visits RiseBorder Guards Seize Turtles

Virgin Picked for Rock Bid

The Associated Press
Northern Rock will hold accelerated takeover discussions with a consortium led by Virgin Group, the battered mortgage lender said Monday.

Big Deals for French Firms in China

The Associated Press
French companies netted Chinese deals for nuclear reactors and Airbus passenger jets worth around $29.62 billion on Monday, the second day of a state visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Putin Made a Name for Himself in This Village

Alexander Titov says his home village owes its survival to President Vladimir Putin.

Presidential Vote Set for March 2

The Moscow Times
Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov says the date will allow Putin to run again.

Crackdown Draws Foreign Fire

The European Commission, France and Britain added their voices Monday to criticism from Washington of the police crackdown on weekend opposition rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Moscow Ready for Dialogue

The Associated Press
Russia is ready for further dialogue with the United States on missile defense cooperation after Moscow received formal proposals from Washington aimed at easing tension over the divisive issue, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday.

Sterligov Attempts to Talk With Sect

The Moscow Times
A group of experts from the country's leading psychiatric hospital arrived in the Penza region Monday to try to make contact with members of a doomsday cult holed up in an underground hideout and awaiting the end of the world.

One Small Step for China Dream

The Associated Press
China displayed the first image of the moon captured by its Chang'e 1 lunar probe at a gala ceremony Monday, marking the formal start of the satellite's mission to document the lunar landscape.

Hamas Slams U.S. Peace Talks

Vowing to go on fighting the ""Zionist enemy,"" Hamas called Mahmoud Abbas the worst leader in Palestinian history on Monday and said he had no right to make concessions to Israel at the Annapolis peace conference.

Sharif, Bhutto Sign Up to Run in Vote

Former Pakistani prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif signed up on Monday to run in a January election while a spokesman for President Pervez Musharraf said he would be sworn in as a civilian on Thursday.

Kosovo Will Not 'Give Up an Inch'

The Associated Press
Serbia will not give up ""an inch"" of Kosovo, Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said Monday, as talks on the breakaway province's future entered a critical phase before a United Nations deadline next month.

Business in Brief

AvtoVAZ to Boost Net 20%Oil to Go Via KazakhstanAzeris Visit Energy RivalSakhalin-2 Halts ProductionMechel Seeks Coal Field$25Bln Sought in Orders$1.6Bln for Siberia SawmillsTeorema to Raise $500MNestle to Buy RuzskayaGallery Plans Share SaleSiemens Manager ChargedVeropharm Net Rises 33%Citigroup Sells 4.2% of DixyX5 Profit Up 22%

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