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2002 Review 1 Russia: a year in review gazeta.ru
Putin 2003 Travel 2 Putin travelling schedules to be strenuous in 2003 ITAR-TASS
Putin 3 Three years on, Russians feel President Putin's grip everywhere AP
Chechnya, Budanov Insanity Verdict 4 Appeal Planned in Slain Chechen Teen Case AP
Human Rights
5 Moscow Hit for Ending Chechnya Rights Monitoring. The Kremlin has chosen not to allow a European group to continue its scrutiny of Russia's controversial actions in the war-torn republic. Los Angeles Times
Robyn Dixon
Israeli Ambassador 6 Immigrant named ambassador to Moscow Jerusalem Post
Spy Accusations 7 Russian spy fever embroils UK ecologist The Guardian (UK)
Oil, U.S. Investment 8 U.S. oil giants are slow to invest in Russia; laws, pipelines seen as big concerns National Post (Canada)/
Canadian Press
Bruce Stanley
Western Aid in 1990's 9 Reform for the east made in the west: Continuing a five-part series, John Lloyd argues that western aid for Russia's decade of economic transition in the 1990s was driven primarily by political imperatives. Financial Times (UK)
Freezing Deaths
10 'Snowdrops' on Russia's streets reflect grim reality of homeless The Times (UK)
Putin on
Quality of Life
11 Putin says people's lives improve slowly but surely (commentary) ITAR-TASS
Putin, Insecurity 12 People's insecurity remains president's concern 2003 (commentary) ITAR-TASS
Russia in
Global Order
13 Russia in world scene - review of capabilities (commentary) ITAR-TASS
Migration 14 Western migration to the East UPI
Sam Vaknin
Kazakhstan Polish 15 Kazakhstan's `forgotten Poles' long to return. Thousands in Asia since Stalin's era Chicago Tribune
Cheryl Collins
Alcohol & Murder 16 Alcohol Linked to 1990s Murder Rate in Russia Reuters
Pageants 17 Russian Beauties Are the Best! pravda.ru