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Russians Find Refuge in Ukraine

Staff Writers
The tiny apartment looks like a safe house except for the crib in the middle of the room.

Georgia Challenges Russia's WTO Bid

Negotiators aiming to speed up Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization overcame objections from Georgia during talks in Geneva on Monday, after Tbilisi threatened to block negotiations because of Moscow’s decision to boost support for Georgia’s separatist republics.

Train Drivers Stage a Rare Strike

Staff Writers
A one-day strike by train drivers over wages disrupted rail services into Moscow for many thousands of commuters on Monday, putting extra strain on the capital’s overcrowded transportation systems.

Report Sees Less Media Freedom

Media freedom in Russia ""saw continued and substantial declines"" in 2007, the U.S.-based democracy watchdog Freedom House said in a report to be released Tuesday.

Digging for Clues in a Soviet Mystery

The Associated Press
Budapest, November 1944: Another German train has loaded its cargo of Jews bound for Auschwitz. A young Swedish diplomat pushes past the SS guard and scrambles onto the roof of a cattle car.

Rosneft Outranks LUKoil

State-run energy giants Rosneft and Gazprom rank higher than privately held LUKoil in terms of revenue transparency, according to a survey by Transparency International released Monday.

Underground Work a Hazard in St. Pete

Underground car parks and shopping centers planned for the center of St. Petersburg could damage adjacent buildings, experts warned last week at a roundtable, calling for a cautious approach to preserve the city's architectural heritage.

Nothing Weird About Orthodox Tradition

Together with the rest of the Eastern Christian world, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated Easter on Sunday. In English, Orthodox Christians refer to Easter as ""Pascha,"" a word related to the English adjective ""paschal"" and to the French Paque or Italian Pasqua.

Packed to the Gills

Moscow's only aquarium is a popular weekend destination for families.

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