U.N. weapons inspectors demand full access in Iraq
U.S. awaits Iraq's reply Hussein doesn't touch on U.N. demands in Christmas message; Newspapers reject them; American officials unconcerned about criticism in editorials
Russia, short on ideas, looks to intelligentsia Revival: Russia's moribund intelligentsia has been summoned to help write the nation's credo.
Two flaws exist in U.S. policy toward Iraq Points include sanctions, weak curbs on arms sales, undermining of consensus
Asian virus spreads to the giants Russia, China: Falling mammoths would make bigger splash than mere tigers.
Conspiracy theories on death of czar, family are revived Russian church leaders seek probe of 1918 murders
Working old superpower magic Deal-maker: Some Russians hope that their foreign minister's deal to defuse the crisis with Iraq over United Nations weapons inspections will help restore Russia's image as a world power.
Iraq backs down Russian diplomacy: Most recent Middle East crisis abates with secret promises of aid to Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.
Scandal isn't just about 'bribe' Russian economic rivalries are behind Chubais' woes
Leading a powerful tradition Music: Ilya Musin, 94, has spent most of his life teaching his students how to conduct an orchestra. Yuri Temirkanov was one of his pupils.
BSO sets out on 2nd tour of Japan Respect: David Zinman and the orchestra seek a surge in energy and prestige.
Medical attachments Leeches: Russians are rediscovering the use of leeches, from facial creams to treating heart-related illnesses.
IN GOOD HANDS In Russia, those who know him and his work burst with emotion over Yuri Temirkanov and his future with the BSO.
Pragmatism at sauna summit Birch-twig diplomacy: Russia, Japan ignore land dispute and pursue economic ties.
Japan, Russia thaw relations in Siberia 'No neckties' summit produces warm intentions for economic cooperation
Nearly everything has price in Russia Money: Russia's new rich will buy anything, no matter how expensive. And many things are for sale.
Patriarch's remarks not so ecumenical
'Reconciliation summit' with China Jiang's visit: Two countries too great to ignore their need for good relations.
Philanthropist to the world George Soros: Billionaire's gift to Russia is just part of his global effort to promote stability.
The triumph of counterrevolution Accounting top choice of young Russians
Bosnia's Serbian region to hold elections U.S. prevails in dispute with Russia, which tried to block the vote
New law roils Russian church Schism: Orthodox priests seize opportunity to take over a Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral. The law said they could.
The wild, wild east Russia: Yeltsin pledges to try to bring order to an unrestrained private market.
Shady past dogs Russian mayor Corruption, killings, mini-marts, gasoline are parts of probe
Yeltsin finds a way to restrict religion and pacify critics Analysis: Compromise differs little from bill he vetoed in July. But the outcry is less among Russian Orthodox.
Renovating historic St. Petersburg helps to clean up the Baltic
Politics of religion Russia: New law protects the Orthodox Church, regulates 'foreign false-missionaries.'
Great Game awaits new Central Asia
Pesky problems follow Gore at meeting in Bor Vice president pursues answers on Mir, religion in rainy Russian woods
We'll stay in Russia, say foreign churches Yeltsin likely to sign law curtailing rights
Jewish revival in Russia Optimism: End of communism triggers rebirth of religious and educational institutions.
Raining on parade of Moscow mayor Gala: Moscow spruced itself for its 850th birthday, with Mayor Yuri Luzhkov even arranging to prevent rain. But something went wrong.
It won't dare to rain on Moscow's parade Anniversary: Preparations for the celebration of the Russian capital's 850th birthday this weekend include redirecting inclement weather away from the city.
Building for the future in space Spacecraft: Orbital assembly of the International Space Station could be completed by 2003 if it can survive a myriad of technical and political crises.
Russian institutes, experts aid Iran on missiles, U.S. says Clinton reportedly pressed Yeltsin to halt advice on ballistic missile program
U.S. should relax policy toward Iran, experts say New moderate leaders believed to be open to contact with West
Expanding markets for arms trade
Split develops among elite who are privatizing Russia Quiet sales of assets end with a squabble over phone system
A Russian soldier's odyssey Despite bitterness, junior sergeant is proud of service
Russia's most successful kindergarten in space
Russia's path to peace was forged through brutality
Russia and China build bridges Reaction: Fears about excessive U.S. global domination lead to new attempt at alliance.
Faith in free markets is a secular religion that overlooks culture
Mir woes contrast U.S. success Mars landing: Magnifies foibles that exemplify depths of Russian space program.
Big stakes in Russian media Ownership concentration: Monopolies with Kremlin ties grab newspapers, TV stations.
Russia's most-hated profession Symbols: Traffic officers in Russia, who legally collect fines on the spot, are in a tempting position for bribe- taking and are regarded as symbols of official corruption.
American hubris in Denver Clinton overreach: President's pride in U.S. economy and power irritates partners.
Summit of the Eight Russia's presence: Denver meeting will be a showpiece for Clinton and U.S. economy.
Russian brings business, mystery High finance: A Pikesville tax preparer who tried to help a big-talking Russian businessman found they both got more than they bargained for.