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Klitschko to Square Off With Ibragimov

The Associated Press
Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Russia's Sultan Ibragimov intend to take the first step toward gluing together boxing's heavyweight division.

Oil, History, Islam and Tea

Narrow, winding streets, a UNESCO-recognized Old City, a blend of the Middle East and the West -- Baku calls.

Azeri Sindbad Is Back

The Azeri eatery Sindbad has long offered some of the city's finest alfresco dining. In summer, its leafy courtyard provides a wonderful, secluded retreat on a quiet backstreet just off the Garden Ring.

What to Do: Visit the Wine Festival

A festival of Russian wines is starting this Friday at the All-Russia Exhibition Center, or VVTs, and continues over the weekend. More than 80 wine and other alcoholic drink-producers from various Russian regions are to attend.

Why the Vote Was Not Fair

On election day, with snow covering the street in Moscow, over 60 percent of voters went to the polls at well-organized and efficient polling stations and in a mostly calm and friendly atmosphere.

A New Era for Labor Unions

The State Duma elections, which tried but ultimately failed to frighten voters, are finally over. We can breathe a sigh of relief and forget for the time being about the parliament.

Consulting Firm Says Santa Should Move to Kyrgyzstan

The Associated Press
Forget the North Pole. Santa Claus and his elves should set up shop in Kyrgyzstan to optimize the delivery of Christmas gifts to 2.5 billion homes around the world.

Kyrgyz Opposition Candidate Disqualified for Posting Ballot

Kyrgyz authorities have disqualified an opposition candidate ahead of next week's parliamentary elections, accusing him of illegally publishing a copy of the official ballot paper on his personal web site.

Yashin Says He's Ready To Replace Yavlinsky

Yabloko party youth movement leader Ilya Yashin on Wednesday called for sweeping changes in the party's structure, saying he is ready to step up and become its leader should the need arise.

Embassies Threatened by Nearby Work

Staff Writer
Tomas Arteaga Negrete sounds like a native Muscovite as he talks about the construction near his workplace. It is so noisy, he says, that it is hard to work and the builders sometimes keep pounding away through the weekend.

Nashi Writes to Her Majesty

The youth group protests at the British Embassy, calling for the queen to call Ambassador Anthony Brenton home.

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