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Putting Moscow in the Picture

Olga Sviblova, the ambitious director of the Moscow House of Photography, has peculiar taste in jobs: ""The six years that I spent being a street cleaner was the best time of my life.""

Ask the Boss

What should you do if an employee is spending too much work time on the Internet for personal purposes?

This Zoya's a Big Mama

Perhaps the writing was on the wall when Mayor Yury Luzhkov called for the removal of all floating commercial enterprises from the Moscow River last September.

Restaurant News

The gastropub Prostiye Veshchi has introduced a new menu specially prepared by the restaurant critic Alexei Zimin.

Free Football Broadcasts Retained for New Season

The state-owned television station RTR-Sport and pay-TV station NTV-Plus on Sunday hammered out a compromise deal on broadcasting rights for the 2007 Premier League season, Interfax reported.

Putin Praises Power Agencies

Just a few years ago, separatists and power-hungry oligarchs threatened Russia's very existence.

State to Reform 5-Year University Curriculum

Beginning in September, students can pursue three-year bachelor degrees.

Caucasus States Warned Not to Host U.S. Missile Shield

Russia on Friday warned former Soviet republics in the Caucasus against hosting any parts of a controversial U.S. anti-missile shield.

President Meeting With Pope Said to Boost Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI's meeting this week with President Vladimir Putin will benefit the Catholic community in Russia, the pontiff's envoy in Moscow said Saturday, but he declined to say whether he expected an invitation for Benedict to travel to Moscow.

Russian Journalist Seeks U.S. Asylum

A Russian journalist is seeking asylum in the United States after being beaten and suffering kidney failure in a suspected poisoning attempt, London's Sunday Times reported.

Religious Groups Get a Waiver

Government officials will amend new regulations on nongovernmental organizations to exempt religious groups when it comes to accounting for services and donations, Kommersant reported Friday.

Lantos Attacks Cuts to Russia NGOs

Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos has criticized the head of U.S. foreign assistance programs for cuts proposed by U.S. President George W. Bush's administration in aid to India and some nongovernmental organizations in Russia.

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