Ulle Noodapera is a pharmacist at Town Hall Pharmacy, which first opened for business in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1422. It's famous for selling aphrodisiacs — but even more famous for a piece of almond candy that allegedly cures those who are lovestruck. Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Heartsick? An Estonian Pharmacy May Have A Cure

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Russia has a history of acceptance when it comes to its leaders, a legacy of the Soviet and czarist eras. In this photo from December 2007, members of a pro-Kremlin youth group hold a rally near Red Square in central Moscow to celebrate the victory by President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in parliamentary elections. Maxim Marmur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Russia, Trust In Government A Scarce Commodity

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With a former Soviet Union flag in the background, a Kyrgyz woman, with her son, mourns victims of this week's violent protests. She was among the thousands of grieving and defiant citizens of Kyrgyzstan who gathered in the main square of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, April 9, 2010, after two days of clashes forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Violence Ebbs But Kyrgyz Political Limbo Persists

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Looters, Vigilantes Clash In Kyrgyzstan's Capital

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The scene outside a supermarket and hotel/casino complex that was burned Wednesday night in downtown Bishkek. The complex was still smoldering Thursday, attracting passersby. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Gunshots And Uncertainty In Kyrgyzstan's Capital

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Opposition In Kyrgyzstan Forms Interim Government

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Russia's Caucasus Region Ripe For Trouble

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A commuter injured by the blast at the Park Kultury subway station shortly after Monday's explosion. Egor Barbatunov/AP hide caption

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Police officers and investigators stand at the site of an explosion at the traffic police station on the outskirts of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's Dagestan region on Jan. 6. A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-packed car at the police station, killing at least six officers and wounding 16, police said. AP hide caption

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Violence-Worn Republic Wary Of Russia's Promises

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History, Profit Drive Russia, Iran Ties

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Abdulgamid Ashimov is the head of Sulak. He once pleaded with Russian security forces to keep their raids out of the village. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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A Village Clings To Hope Amid Dagestan's Dangers

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Russian Village Haunted By A Hidden Holocaust Past

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Gamblers play their cards in a poker game on Jan. 30 at the opening of the Oracle casino in a gambling zone in southern Russia, about 600 miles south of Moscow. Half a year after Russia closed all of its casinos and slot-machine halls, the first new casino opened under a plan to limit legalized gambling to four comparatively remote areas. AP hide caption

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In Remote Kaliningrad, Russians Dream Of Ka-Ching

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Russian President Seeks Heads Over Olympic Woes

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