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Journey From Quito to Moscow

Ambassador Chavez reflects on the road to the embassy and what he's learned from Russia -- to push past the difficulties and passionately pursue goals.

Lucky No. 7 at Thai-Thai

Its seems that just about every Moscow sushi bar these days has a few Thai dishes on the menu, or at least a coconut-milk soup. But Thai restaurants are still not all that common in this city, so it's good news when a new one does open that offers full range of Thai dishes.

Time for More Than Just Pretty Words

In his 50-minute televised speech Friday, President Vladimir Putin offered a comprehensive overview of the achievements of eight years in office and the challenges he wants his successor to tackle.

Business Needs to Play a Role in Fighting HIV

Russian business leaders are very aware of the negative role that alcohol and drug abuse play on the workplace, but the potential threat that HIV poses to the strength of the private sector is not as high on the corporate agenda. It should be.

U.S. Election With a Dash of Bolshevism

It is sometimes striking how the United States is beginning to resemble the late, unlamented Soviet Union in so many ways.

In Gazprom's Vice

It's now been more than two years since Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine. It is threatening to do so again this week.

Prudent Policy for Kosovo

Small events in the Balkans have a way of getting out of hand, as Emperor Franz Joseph might once have remarked.

Aleksanyan Transferred to Clinic

Vasily Aleksanyan, the former Yukos executive suffering from AIDS-related cancer and tuberculosis, has been moved from jail to a specialized clinic, his lawyer and a prison spokesman said.

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