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Theories Swirl About War's Beginning

In war, the saying goes, truth is the first casualty. In South Ossetia, it seems, truth has been battered so ruthlessly that it is virtually impossible to determine who fired the first shot.

EU Seeks Common Response To Russia

Staff Writers
The European Union is likely to issue a condemnation of Russia’s recognition of independence for South Ossetia and Abkhazia at an extraordinary summit in Brussels on Monday.

KGB Spy Remembers Cuba and Oswald

Walking through Moscow with former counterintelligence agent Oleg Nechiporenko, old conspiracies seem to lurk around every corner.

Surprise Nuclear Plant in Kaliningrad

Rosatom head Sergei Kiriyenko has signed a decree for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad region, the country’s atomic energy company announced Wednesday.

LUKoil in Probe Over Pipeline

The Moscow Times
The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said Wednesday that it was investigating the country’s second-biggest oil producer, LUKoil, on suspicion of barring a smaller rival from using its pipeline in the Komi republic.

Ruble Up As Firms Pay Taxes

The ruble snapped a three-day decline against the dollar as Russian companies with income in foreign currencies bought rubles to meet a tax deadline and as concern that credit-market losses will widen pushed the U.S. currency lower.

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