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Moscow tackles Afghan drug trade

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 17 (UPI) -- The massive scale of the narcotics trade in opium-rich Afghanistan is larger than any single country can handle, Russian drug control officials said in Kabul.

Official: Afghan drugs threaten Russia

MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- About 90 percent of the heroin imported to Russia comes from Afghanistan via Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, a Russian drug-control official said Friday.

Russia drug chief opposes death penalty

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's police and courts can't be trusted with wielding the death penalty against drug dealers, the country's anti-drug chief says.

U.S. explores options with Afghan poppies

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Washington is reducing its support for opium eradication in Afghanistan in favor of a policy advocating alternative options for farmers, a U.S. spokesman said.

China's President Hu to visit Russia

BEIJING, April 5 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Russia to celebrate the 60th anniversary of victory in World War II.

Analysis: New job opening -- Russia's PM

MOSCOW, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin fired his government Tuesday, installing the little-known and spectacularly uncontroversial Viktor Khristenko, former deputy mi
PETER LAVELLE, UPI Analyst

Putin aide: Russia losing war on terror

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Russia is losing its war against economic crime and terrorism, a top aide to President Vladimir Putin has said.
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