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From Activist to Arab Expert

A member of the Komsomol in her youth, Tatyana Gvilava has embraced the business world.

Restaurant News

It's not uncommon for warm weather to roll into Moscow and catch the local cafe scene unprepared.

Fashionable Asian Mix

Neglinnaya is a pretty posh street, lined with fancy stores, self-important banks and five-star hotels.

You Aren't Where You Went

If the ides of March spelled trouble for Julius Caesar, mid-April makes millions of Americans wary -- and without knives or men in togas. The gainfully employed must lock 'n' load their No. 2 pencils for the annual showdown with the Internal Revenue Service (guess who wins), while high school seniors face an even more fateful reckoning: By April 15, the annual college admissions sweepstakes is finally over, and students must decide where to start the rest of their lives in the fall.

Davis Tie Handed to Russia by Injury

The Czech Republic conceded its Davis Cup quarterfinal to Russia on Sunday after Tomas Berdych injured his ankle against Nikolai Davydenko.

Serbia Eyes UES Arm for Electricity Work

Inter RAO, Unified Energy System's import and export arm, said Friday that it would sign a protocol Monday with Serbian state-controlled electricity monopoly EPS that could lead to a number of lucrative contracts, a move experts said had political overtones.

Medvedev Won by Curious Numbers

There are numerous curiosities to be found in the official returns of the March 2 presidential election.

Silencing Protest With Balloons and Concerts

From my balcony in the center of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, I heard a sudden volley of bangs, as flashes of light illuminated the evening sky. A few weeks earlier, I'd been standing in the same place as the crackle of tracer bullet fire resounded in the night. Some people called this ""Bloody Saturday,"" as nine people were killed in pitched battles as riot police put down protests against Serzh Sargsyan's disputed presidential election victory. But this time, the explosions were celebratory -- a display of fireworks ending the day last week when Sargsyan was sworn in to office. This time, nobody died.

Naftogaz, RosUkrEnergo Sign Contract

Bloomberg, Reuters
Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukraine's state-run energy company, said Friday that it signed a contract with Swiss-registered RosUkrEnergo on importing natural gas from Russia, despite efforts by the prime minister to eliminate energy middlemen.

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