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Independence Not a Capital Idea

When President Vladimir Putin told journalists at the recent Group of Eight summit in Germany that his wife had never wanted him to be president, everyone understood he had no plans to stick around for a third term.

A Man on a Mission

Since Mahatma Gandhi died, there's no one left to talk to,"" President Vladimir Putin joked recently. It was just the latest example of inscrutable utterances that political commentators love to analyze to tease out their hidden meanings.

Get Well Healed Next Holiday

If you book into a sanatorium for your vacation, expect something more like a hospital than a hotel.

Likbez: Sanatorium Treatments

If you check in to a sanatorium, don't be surprised if some of the treatments seem a little unconventional.

A Perfect Troika at Tapa

Come summer, dining indoors can seem like a crime -- especially with such a sun-friendly cuisine as Spanish.

Icon: Baton Nareznoi

When the head technician of the country's largest bread factory is asked about the staple white loaf baton nareznoi, she exclaims more than speaks.

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