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Russia's problem with Kosovo

Kosovo is expected to declare its independence soon, a move supported by the US and most of the European Union, but Russia fiercely opposes it, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines why.

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Russia feels the pinch

The global financial crisis has hit Russia's oil and gas industries, the backbone of the economy, and ordinary Russians are starting to feel the pain. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Moscow.