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Life Gets Better, But Only for Some

The public protests shook the president and nearly toppled a government. But the thousands of angry demonstrators that flooded onto the streets of towns and cities around the country in January 2005 were not opposition activists protesting the rollback of democracy or Kremlin policy in the Caucasus.

Medvedev Taking Words From Putin's Mouth

First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has promised to continue Vladimir Putin's policies after his likely landslide victory in the March 2 presidential election. He appears to be continuing Putin's speech patterns as well.

Regions Putting on Election Shows

Hello to Spring! Goodbye to Winter! Don't worry if you've never heard of either of these festivals, as neither had anyone else until regional officials conjured them up to entice people from their homes and down to their local polling station Sunday.

You Are What You Eat

Eating organic food is becoming increasingly popular in Russia, but finding locally grown products is a challenge.

Price Wise: Getting a Deal on Tofu

Tofu, or bean curd, was first produced in China around 2,000 years ago and was introduced to Japan by priests who had been to China to study Buddhism.

Wine, Lobio and Song

Traktir Via may be newly opened, but it is 100 percent old school.

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