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Lukashenko Plays Coy With Kremlin

Despite Belarus' dire financial situation, the presidents apparently did not make any progress on loans or energy, the two issues that analysts have identified as lying at the core of the difficulties between Moscow and Minsk.

Putin Finds an Extra $4.6Bln for Budget

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday that government would modify legislation to free up much-needed funds for the 2010 budget.

IKEA Upbeat After 10 Years of Problems

The company's experience has served as a cautionary tale to others thinking of investing in Russia, although IKEA said it was heartened by improvements in recent years.

Fashion Designers Cut Out The Shop

A group of young designers are using new marketing methods, made possible by online social networks, to sell their creations directly and avoid the costs of traditional distribution chains.

Mikhalkov, Author of Soviet and Russian Anthem, Dead at 96

Sergei Mikhalkov, author of the lyrics of the Soviet and Russian national anthems and a Rolls-Royce of Soviet poetry for more than four decades, died Thursday in a Moscow hospital. He was 96.

Activists Denounce Stalin in Station

The freshly renovated Kurskaya metro station reopened this week amid a bitter controversy over the legacy of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, whose name was returned to the facade after more than 50 years.

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