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Flat Invitation
March 01, 2011

Flat Invitation

By Maria Antonova

The January 24, 2011 suicide bomb in Domodedovo airport, which killed 36 and wounded over 100, was aimed, President Medvedev said, at "bringing Russia to its knees."

Ivan v. Migalka
January 01, 2011

Ivan v. Migalka

By Maria Antonova

It seems like every week there are new, jaw-dropping events related to the infamous "migalka" - those flashing blue lights atop official vehicles that allow their drivers to flaunt all driving rules. We look at the phenomenon, plus consider two new Russian car lines.

End of an Era
November 01, 2010

End of an Era

By Maria Antonova

The sudden dismissal of longtime Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov marks a break from the quiet politics of the Putin Vertical of Power...

Tragedy in Mezhdurechensk
July 01, 2010

Tragedy in Mezhdurechensk

By Maria Antonova

A tragic mine explosion at Russia's largest mine in May put a damper on celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, and it has many wondering just what has been achieved in worker and mine safety over the past decade.

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