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Putin Calls for New ‘Eurasian Union’ of Former Soviet Countries

Tipping his hand on his foreign policy priorities if re-elected president next year, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called for the creation of a "Eurasian Union" of former Soviet countries that could serve as "a bridge" between Europe and Asia.

As Part of 'Reset,' U.S. and Russia Mull Media's Role

In a sign that ethnic and religious discord is an area that unites Russia and the United States, experts from both countries debated these issues at a two-day conference Monday and Tuesday. The gathering was an outgrowth of the "reset" in relations between the two countries.

Aleksanyan's Death 'Practically Murder'

Human rights activists said former Yukos vice president Vasily Aleksanyan, who died this week of AIDS-related illnesses, would have lived longer if the authorities had not kept him in prison for nearly three years on politically tainted charges.

Zyuganov Plays Nationalist Card

Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov has mounted a direct challenge to the nationalist-minded Liberal Democratic Party, declaring that his party would court the nationalist vote in the State Duma elections.

South Ossetia Introduces New Travel Restrictions on Foreigners

The Moscow Times
South Ossetia has introduced travel restrictions on Russian citizens and other foreigners as a security measure ahead of a November presidential election, its foreign minister said Tuesday.

Lebedev Under Investigation for TV Fight

The Moscow Times
A criminal investigation has been opened into media tycoon Alexander Lebedev in connection with a brawl with real estate developer Sergei Polonsky during an NTV talk show last month, the Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

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