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03/31/2008

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Security and a NATO Deal for Putin

Abandoning his bellicose rhetoric, President Vladimir Putin will seek to initiate a meaningful dialogue on security and to sign a political declaration with the NATO-Russia Council during this week's NATO summit.

Brenton's Successor Not New To Russia

Britain on Friday named a career diplomat with extensive experience in Eastern Europe as its next ambassador to Russia.

An Instant Remedy for a Deficit of Churches

In recent years, Russians have gotten used to a wide array of easy-to-make products, such as instant borshch, instant noodles and instant blini mix. Now, a group of Orthodox businessmen wants to add another item to the list: instant churches.

EU Optimistic on Partnership Talks

Reuters
The European Union should be ready to start negotiations on a new strategic partnership with a resurgent Russia at a June summit in Siberia, EU officials said Friday.

Putin Tipped to Join Party At United Russia Congress

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin plans to become the official leader of United Russia and will announce his decision to join the party at its congress next month, sources said, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Friday.

A Little Respect for Medvedev

There are hopes in the United States and Europe that President-elect Dmitry Medvedev could foreshadow a fresh start.

Police Seek Killer of Journalist

Prosecutors said Friday that they were hunting for the man who killed journalist Anna Politkovskaya and that a court had granted their request to keep another suspect in the killing in custody until August.

Doing Rounds With a Clown

Konstantin Sedov gave up a legal career to show kids that laughter is the best medicine.

The Next Collapse Will Be Russia's Last

Though the Constitution does not say it in so many words, the main task of the Russian president is to keep the country from falling apart.

RusAl Shuts Mine Amid Labor Spat

The Moscow Times
United Company RusAl on Friday ordered the closing of all five pits at its North Ural Bauxite Mine in the Sverdlovsk region amid reports that a strike at one pit could be spreading, RIA-Novosti reported.

7 Women Leave Doomsday Cult's Cave

Reuters
Seven female members of a doomsday cult have come out of the cave where they have been awaiting the end of the world, but 28 people were still underground Sunday.

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