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Omsk Elects Alenichev to Federation Council

After a heated debate, the Omsk regional parliament on Thursday elected former Spartak Moscow captain Dmitry Alenichev to the Federation Council by a 29-7 vote, Izvestia reported.

Anything But an Ordinary Expat

Success doesn't have to follow a conventional path, Tate Ulsaker found.

First Person

Roman Khoshruplin, 48, river cruise captain for Stolichnaya Sudokhodnaya Co.


Melanzana is a grill and pizza place that recently opened in the bottom of Berlin House.

Restaurant News

Indian-fusion restaurant Indus has introduced a new series of dishes all based on mango.

Time Both Free and Costly

The pace of modern life is constantly increasing, and people are finding themselves with less and less free time. But this is happening at different rates in different countries. Russians, for example, are more concerned about lacking money than making free time.

Revamping Exchange Rates

Exchanges are, by definition, two-way streets: You give something, they give something, a deal is done and everybody's happy, or at least temporarily satisfied. Russians and Americans have been two-way streeting on the educational, cultural and scholarly-scientific routes for a good half-century now -- and good for us. In 30 years' involvement in the process, I don't regret a day as exchanger or exchangee.

Exuberant Patriotism or Dangerous Xenophobia

The legacy of Josef Stalin's predilection for uprooting ethnic groups and brutally shifting them around the Communist empire still has the power to spark conflict in the Caucasus.

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