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JRL #5580 Contents:

1. Reuters: Russia could propose big Dec oil cut, firms oppose.
2. Reuters: Russia Gazprom boss sees long haul for any split-up.
3. Izvestia: LOVE FOR THE MOTHERLAND IS SOMETHING INTIMATE. Only 3% of Russians think patriotism is important.
4. AFP: Russia's future lies in advanced technologies, not energy: Putin.
5. Itar-Tass: Putin calls for reform of Russia's Academy of Sciences.
6. Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Decorate a Room with Putinís Portrait.
7. PRNewswire: Walter Cronkite to Host Public Radio Documentaries on Russia; Programs Offer Look 10 Years After Collapse of Soviet Union.
8. New York Times: Michael Wines, In the Remains of Grozny, the Remains of Living.
9. Kommersant: Konstantin Smirnov, DOES RUSSIA LOAN MONEY TO THE IMF?
10. Reuters: Kyrgyzstan OK's limited presence of Western planes.
11. BBC Monitoring: Kyrgyz physicist debunks Bin-Ladin's alleged nuclear prospects. (Viktor Gurovich)
12. pravda.ru: COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW.
13. St. Petersburg Times letter: Ira Straus, Russia Will Join. (re NATO)
14. St. Petersburg Times letter: Christian Courbois, These Predators Are Killing Small Businesses.
15. New York Times book review, Michiko Kakutani, Visiting Russia, Escorted by Characters From Chekhov.
16. strana.ru: "OSCE Principles Must Be the Same for the Caucasus, the Baltic Countries, and the Balkans": Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov.
17. wps.ru (press review) Defense and Security: DEMOCRACY IS NO GOOD FOR THE MILITARY.