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People and Islands

On the distant Solovetsky Islands, a group of enthusiasts is trying to make its vision of the archipelago come true.

Eat & Talk Goes Irish

Eat & Talk was one of those bright and modern eateries that was particularly suited for a quick business lunch or a casual after-work drink -- although it did lack a little atmosphere, given its simple interior design and business-center location.

Ask the Chef

Daniel Egreteau of France is the head chef at Riviere.

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Italian Finale After Russia Dominates

Russian boxers finished the World Boxing Championship with a tournament-best three gold medals but were upstaged by Italian fighters when heavyweight Clemente Russo and super-heavyweight Roberto Cammarelle scored upset wins in the championship's final two bouts Saturday.

31 Dead in Tula Nursing Home Blaze

At least 31 people died after a blaze swept through a Tula region home for the elderly that fire inspectors had twice declared unsafe, officials said Monday.

2 Suspects Linked to Train Bomb

Two men suspected of trying to bomb a St. Petersburg club last month may have also been involved in the August bombing of a Moscow-St. Petersburg train, reported.

1,500 Protest Food Prices

Around 1,500 people, half of them pensioners, marched through St. Petersburg on Saturday chanting anti-Kremlin slogans and banging saucepans in protest against rising food prices.

OSCE Asks for Cooperation

Despite severe restrictions imposed by Moscow, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has confirmed that it will monitor State Duma elections and asked for full cooperation from Russian election officials.

Britain Calls Russian Spies a Big Distraction

Russian spying against Britain remains at Cold War levels, diverting intelligence resources that would be better devoted to fighting al-Qaida, the head of the MI5 intelligence agency said Monday.

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