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02/19/2008

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The Master of Irony

It's not a statue, but Mikhail Bulgakov finally has a museum in Moscow, in the house immortalized in his most famous novel.

What to Do: Go Washbasin Sledding

Put on a costume and say goodbye to winter by sledding down a mountain in a washbasin. The fourth annual washbasin race will take place on Feb. 24 in Moscow.

Artistic Italian Flavor

Nostro Cafe very much has the feel of an archetypal Ostozhenka cafe. It's slick and professional and definitely has a moneyed air.

Chef's Secrets: Venison Carpaccio With Poached Eggs, Ruccola and Parmesan

A recipe from Yar's head chef, Matthew Cooper.

Bush Plays Healer-in-Chief in Africa

The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush handed out hugs and bed nets to battle malaria in Tanzania's rural north on Monday, saying the United States is part of an international effort to provide enough mosquito netting to protect every child under 5 in the east African nation.

Largest U.S. Beef Recall Under Way

Reuters
A California meatpacker accused of animal cruelty is making the largest U.S. meat recall on record -- 65 million kilograms, the U.S. Agriculture Department said.

Nancy Reagan in Hospital After Fall

The Associated Press
Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan was in the hospital early Monday after taking a tumble in her Bel Air home.

Obama Seeks Edwards' Endorsement

Reuters
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has slipped away for a private meeting with former rival John Edwards to seek his endorsement.

Swiss Car Fit for a Spy Film

The Associated Press
OK, so they've invented a car that runs on land and underwater. But did they really have to make it a convertible?

Musharraf Calls for Reconciliation

Reuters
Fears of violence kept many Pakistanis away from voting Monday, in elections that could usher in a parliament set on driving President Pervez Musharraf from office, while Musharraf himself called for reconciliation after casting his vote.

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