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Front Page Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014 - 3:46:24 PM


Editorial
A New Dawn For the Russian Mafia
One of the most interesting aspects of the current Russian problem with sanctions imposed by the West is the rejuvenation of the Russian Mafia and its role in Russian commerce

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:44:36 PM

Analyses
Putin Men Tussle for Power as Budgets Shrink
To succeed as an "expert" in Russia these days it is necessary to not only love President Vladimir Putin with all your heart, but also have a very short memory — and preferably no memory at all. Otherwise, every time the president reverses a previous decision, you might have the seditious thought that Putin occasionally makes mistakes

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:53:52 AM

Dark Side
SIMI - Hidden Terror
On September 12, 2014, a low-intensity blast occurred inside a house in the Jalan locality under the Kotwali Police Station area of Bijnor District in Uttar Pradesh. Though no casualty was reported, Police recovered some explosives, remains of a half-assembled bomb, seven kilograms of matchsticks kept in cartons, another four large packs of matchboxes, one .32 bore pistol and a laptop. On the same day, Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh stated that Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) sleeper cells might be involved in the blast.

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:52:15 AM

Business
Russian Banks Make Colossal Efforts to Find Funding as Sanctions Bite
By severing Russia's banks from international stockpiles of cash, Western sanctions are forcing lenders like Sberbank to find billions of dollars from new sources.

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:50:11 AM

Dysfunctions
Muscovites Use Vote to Say No to Putins War
MOSCOW — Russia’s regional “elections” on September 14th—cleared ahead of time of most Kremlin opponents—predictably ended with Soviet-style 80-to-90 percent approval figures for the incumbents.

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:47:57 AM

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