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Why Food Costs So Much

These days you hear a lot about the world financial crisis. But there's another world crisis under way -- and it's hurting a lot more people.

West's Criticism, Not NATO, Worries Putin

Imagine that a person decides to pose as a 19th-century Russian nobleman. He wears a long coat, walks with a cane and lets his sideburns grow long.

A Funny Thing Before Medvedev's Forum

I recently got a call from the organizing committee of the Russian Internet Forum, where I had been accredited as the editor of a magazine covering business on the Internet.

Dancing to a Different Beat

The dance and music group MaracatU is bringing its own form of carnival culture to Moscow.

What to Do: Gawk at Antiques

The Central House of Artists is holding their spring Antique Salon starting this weekend. Over 200 galleries from all over Russia and other countries will exhibit at the week-long event. Items on display will be available for purchase.

Artful Eating at Khlam

KhLAM is a Russian acronym that stands for ""artists, litterateurs, performers, musicians,"" and this newly opened eatery does indeed have an atmosphere that lives up to its name, albeit in a rather ostentatious way -- down-and-out beatnik poets should head round the corner to Kvartira 44.

Chef's Secrets: Hot Soup-Vinegret With Herring and Green Peas

A recipe from restaurant critic Alexei Zimin, guest chef for gastropub Prostiye Veshchi's ""New Seledka"" Norwegian herring promotion.

World's Tallest Man Struggles to Fit In

The Associated Press
Leonid Stadnik's phenomenal height has forced him to quit a job he loved, to stoop as he moves around his house and to spend most of his time in his tiny home village because he cannot fit in a car or bus.

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