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Tarpishchev Lauds Yeltsin's Passion for Tennis

Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Maria Sharapova brought Russia tennis glory, but it was keen player and avid fan Boris Yeltsin who helped make the sport popular nationwide.

Lost on the Road to Yeltsin's New Era

Aman has died, thanks to whom a whole new era began. A new democratic Russia was born: a free state open to the world in which power really does belong to the people.""

Not in the Public Interest

Last year's debate over Ukraine's Orange Revolution has more or less quieted down. After three upheavals in as many years between 2004 and 2005, political analysts were talking as if the same results could be achieved anywhere merely by channeling millions of dollars into the right nongovernmental organizations.

You're the Guest at Gosti

With its bevy of bars and inexpensive eateries, the square surrounding Belorussky Station has long been developing as a center of after-work entertainment.


Ten Years Ago: A mere 8 grams of vodka can cause a colossal headache, managers of a Moscow bar found out after being accused by city inspectors of pouring short shots of Russia's national drink.

A Mini St. Petersburg

Catherine the Great considered Tver, her first provincial project, to be second in beauty only to the northern capital.

Ask the Frequent Flyer

Rome -- just because it's the friendliest, most beautiful and yummiest city in the world.

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