Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Miriam Elder who witnessed a bizarre soccer match played late Wednesday in Chechnya. It pitted a team of international soccer all-stars against a local squad featuring Chechnya's strong-man president.
It was two female suicide bombers who reportedly detonated belts in Moscow yesterday. Female suicide bombers have struck there before. Professor Mia Bloom teaches at Penn State and is writing a book on female suicide bombers.
In the wake of the subway bombing in Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has vowed to destroy those responsible. Could this be the end of President Dmitry Medvedev's liberalizing of the Russian government and the return of Putin's iron fist?
Natalya Estemirova, a journalist and human rights activist, was kidnapped in the Chechen capital of Grozny and found dead of gunshot wounds. Joining The Takeaway is Dimitri Babitch, political journalist of the Russian news agency Rio Novosti.
President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov of the Russian republic of Ingushetia is in critical condition after an assassination attempt. Steven Eke, BBC World Service's Russia Analyst, joins The Takeaway to analyze the situation.
Russia declared an end to its ten-year operation in the autonomous republic of Chechnya today. The move is a step towards normalizing the relations between the two countries. For more we turn to Olexiy Solohubenko, Russia analyst for the BBC.
The United States today again called on Russia to honor its commitment to withdraw its forces from Georgia. But the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse, in Georgia, tells anchor Lisa Mullins that there's no sign of any pull-back.
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