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Russia: Answering terrorism with dictatorship | The San Diego Union-Tribune (889 words)
Russia is a huge country, and many of its regions (Russia's equivalent to U.S. states) are homelands to distinct ethnic groups.
The other half of Russia's deputies are currently elected nationwide, from lists submitted by political parties that win seats according to their share of the national votes (as long as it is over 5 percent).
Several critics within and outside of Russia have noted that Putin's proposals to cancel gubernatorial elections and end election of individual deputies to the national legislature have little direct connection to fighting terrorism and smack of an opportunistic use of the terrorist attack as cover for a plan long in the making.
Rethinking Russia's place in history, art and politics (11/98) (1439 words)
Russia's leaders have made it "all but impossible" for the International Monetary Fund to reinstitute loans to that country, but the United States will continue with "patient" assistance to its former enemy, Strobe Talbott, deputy secretary of state, told a Stanford audience on Friday, Nov. 6.
Primakov is the best leader for Russia at this time because he is the only one who can bridge the gap between nationalists and democrats, said Sergay Kortunov, who was deputy chief of staff of President Yeltsin's defense council until it was disbanded recently.
In current histories of Russia as during the Soviet era, the Soviet period of 1917 to 1991 is treated as a "discrete block of time" with no connection to the imperial past or the war years that immediately preceded it.
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