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04/20/2009

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Aliyev Proposes Selling Gas to Europe

The Azeri president says Russia could serve as the transit route for gas shipments to Europe, which is eager to diversify supplies.

Rescuing Tourism With Spas and Cheap Fares

At least 10 percent fewer foreign tourists are expected to visit Russia this year, and the government is hoping to convince Russians to spend their vacations at home to make up for the shortfall, Federal Tourism Agency head Anatoly Yarochkin said.

4 Luxury Car Brands Buck the Trend

Plunging automotive sales have brought domestic auto giants to their knees, and even foreign majors are feeling the pinch.

Mau Says Inflation Still No. 1 Enemy

Reuters
High inflation is crippling Russia's arsenal for combating its first recession in a decade, posing the biggest obstacle to modernizing the economy once the crisis is over, a senior government adviser said Friday.

Early Risers, St. Pete Take Golden Mask Awards

It was a day that began with rain in the morning, moved on to bright sunlight in the early afternoon and ended with a few lonely snowflakes falling as the clock ticked on toward midnight.


Some of Russia's Muslims Seeking to Define a Place between 'Dar ul-Islam' and 'Dar ul-Harb'

Some Muslim writers are beginning to argue that Muslims living in non-Muslim areas must make a distinction between countries where Muslims can practice their religion freely and whose governments have good relations with Muslim countries and those where Muslims remain subject to discrimination and whose governments are hostile to the world of Islam.

The Golden Mask's Curtain Call

Awards in the arts must be one of the strangest creations on earth.

Another Thief-in-Law Caught Shoplifting

A certain St. Petersburg crime boss nicknamed "Vova Pitersky" is nabbed trying to make off with "elite" whiskey.

Some of Russia’s Muslims Seeking to Define a Place between ‘Dar ul-Islam’ and ‘Dar ul-Harb’

Some Muslim writers are beginning to argue that Muslims living in non-Muslim areas must make a distinction between countries where Muslims can practice their religion freely and whose governments have good relations with Muslim countries and those where Muslims remain subject to discrimination and whose governments are hostile to the world of Islam.

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