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04/15/2008

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Putin to Talk Gas and Arms in Libya

President Vladimir Putin will become the first Russian leader to visit Libya when he arrives in the country Wednesday at the invitation of its leader, Moammar Gadhafi, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.

United Russia Creates Post for Putin

United Russia on Monday voted unanimously to create a new party leadership position, which it will offer to Vladimir Putin, a move likely to cement the outgoing president's grip on power after he leaves office next month.

Art of Yoga Coming to Kremlin

Russia's first president organized a tennis revolution, and the second encouraged his people to practice martial arts.

Chechen Crime Boss Atlangeriyev Abducted

A reputed Chechen crime boss whose partner has been linked to the murder of investigative journalists Anna Politkovskaya and Paul Klebnikov has been abducted in Moscow, Kommersant reported Monday.

A Regional Shift in Moscow

This is a first for Russia: We have a president-elect even while his predecessor continues to discharge his duties. Also new: President Vladimir Putin, unlike predecessor Boris Yeltsin, has no plans to fade into political obscurity.

Time to Clean, Comrades

The Soviet tradition of volunteer labor on spring Saturdays lives on, with some capitalist twists.

A Shift in Authority

In December, when it became clear that President Vladimir Putin planned to transfer his office to First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and then himself move to the post of prime minister, the plan immediately raised some serious doubts.

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