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Russia Holds Off Finland to Top Table

Russia beat Finland 5-4 in a wide-open contest at the ice hockey World Championship on Tuesday to clinch the top spot in Group D.

Treasure Hunt: Chipotles, Cuitlacoche and More

Over the last few years in Moscow it has been getting easier to get one's hands on once-rare Mexican and Tex-Mex munchies such as corn chips and salsa. Supplies got a boost in 2004 when Solntse Mexico, a local importer and producer of various Mexican staples for restaurants and bars, released a line for the retail market.

Dinner and Dancing

Shizgara has the feel of an old-fashioned banquet hall revamped for the 21st century. Like any decent banquet hall, it has a large dance floor complete with flashy disco lights and a stage for the cover bands that play here on the weekends.

Blood Donors In Demand

Major Moscow donation centers are clean and high-tech, but blood banks are constantly struggling to supply patients.

Ask the Doctor

Q: Why do Russians wrap things around their neck when they have a sore throat, even in warm weather? Does this really help?

Reverting to Isolationism

What mutual understanding there might have been between Russia and the West is gradually being replaced by increasing mutual irritation, suspicion and even confrontation.

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