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Subdued Start to Zenit Title Defense

Zenit St. Petersburg began the defense of its Russian title with a dour 0-0 draw against last year's runner-up Spartak Moscow on Sunday.

The Impact of EU Competition Law on Russian Business

The growing economic interaction between Russia and the European Union effectuates the increasing importance of EU competition law for Russian companies.

Transfer-Pricing Legislation -- When Will It Be Amended?

Transfer-pricing reform has been on the government's agenda for the past few years, and a number of bills have been presented to the public. One even made it to the State Duma. Despite this, no amendments have yet been made to the existing rules in Articles 20 and 40 of the Tax Code.

Due Diligence of Commercial Real Estate Objects in Russia

Before acquiring any asset, an investor often needs to define the legal risks that such a transaction can cause.

Russian Students Head to Europe

Continental Europe is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Russian students.

Sea Bass Salad

A recipe from chef Muzafar Mukhiddinov of Jolly Dog Pub

Sightseeing in Tashkent

The first thing that strikes you upon entering Cafe Tashkent is a large mural of the cafe's namesake completely covering one long wall. Even more striking, however, is that the mural of Tashkent does not paint a rosy-hued representation of the Central Asian city. It's a surprisingly honest, if rather pastel, cityscape complete with Soviet city blocks and modern buildings. In this respect, Cafe Tashkent is refreshing in that it is not some Ali-Baba themed clich?, but rather a quite modern take on an Uzbek eatery, especially given its rather non-central east Moscow location. There are still enough divans and cushions to provide for some relaxed reclining, however.

Moscow's Sinking Ship

In a sign that the U.S. economy is starting to tank, I find myself discussing economics with people who ordinarily shun such subjects.

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