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Solzhenitsyn Health 1 Russian Author Solzhenitsyn Admitted to Hospital Reuters
Solzhenitsyn Health 2 Solzhenitsyn taken to Central Clinical Hospital Interfax
Currency, Dollars 3 U.S. calls on Russians not to fear for their savings due to coming "pink dollar." Interfax
Putin
New Year's Message
4 ITAR-TASS commentators view Putin's New Year message ITAR-TASS
Putin on Democracy 5 VLADIMIR PUTIN GOES ON RECORD FOR INCULCATING SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM RIA Novosti
Putin, 2002, 2003 6 VLADIMIR PUTIN IN 2002 AND HIS AGENDA FOR 2003 Rossiiskaya Gazeta Vladislav Vorobyev
Elections 7 2003--Russia's year of Fed elections: Dec 14 Duma polls ITAR-TASS
Elections,
Communists
8 RUSSIAN COMMUNISTS SET TO WIN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS. (inteview with Sergei MARKOV) Trud
Vatican,
Russian Orthodox
9 Report: Russian Patriarch Blames Vatican AP
Alcohol 10 Ten Methods to Fight Hangover. Russian methods are slower than Western ones. pravda.ru
2003 Summits 11 Details of upcoming major world meetings in Russia in 2003 ITAR-TASS
Peace Corps 12 A U.S. Loss, a Russian Loss.
(re Peace Corps)
Los Angeles Times
editorial
Hostage Lawsuit 13 Hearing of Nord-Ost siege victims' lawsuits set for Jan 17 Interfax
Energy 14 Russia: Uncertainty Prevails On Energy Policy RFE/RL
Michael Lelyveld
2002
International Relations
15 SIX FEATURES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN 2002 Nezavisimaya Gazeta Alexei Bogaturov
Japan, Islands 16 Japan should compromise in Russia islands row: expert Kyodo
WWII Romance 17 Russian love story crosses the decades BBC
Caroline Wyatt
Job Vacancy 18 Program Officer Needed: Faberg Arts Foundation/St. Petersburg Conservancy  
Christmas 19 Stories About Russian Christmas on Dec. 25 Abound Mark Rodeffer
Chechnya,OSCE 20 re "Futile Move in Chechnya" (JRL 7003) Robert Bruce Ware
Oil Production 21 Russia achieves 10-year oil production record in 2002 Interfax
Oil 22 Russian Oils Still Look Cheap After Big 2002 Gains Barron's
Geoffrey Smith
Global Instability 23 THE FOURTH WORLD WAR Argumenty i Fakty
(inteview with futurologist Igor BESTUZHEV-LADA)
Entertainment 24 Entertaining the masses in Transition UPI
Sam Vaknin
Kazakhstan 25 Energy-Rich Kazakhstan Is Suffering Growing Pains New York Times
Sabrina Tavernise
with Christopher Pala