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& Public Opinion
1 THE DISILLUSIONMENT OF NATIONS. People are trusting the army more than politicians or business leaders. Vedomosti
Maxim Trudolyubov
Iraq & Russia 2 Russia begins peace mission to Baghdad Reuters
Persian Gulf & Navy 3 Russia won't send ships to Persian Gulf - defense minister Interfax
North Korea
& Russia
4 Russia takes on role as a mediator. (re North Korea) Chicago Tribune
Alex Rodriguez
News 5 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Religious Freedom, Catholics 6 Russian Orthodox Church denies violation of Catholics' rights Interfax
Language 7 Russian Government Fights with Dirty Language. Will they ban notorious Russian bad words? pravda.ru
Economy, Gref 8 HERMAN GREF PROMOTES THE SILICON VALLEY MODEL. Herman Gref has proposed a plan to develop research towns. Gazeta
Investment 9 S&P Reviews Russia's Prospects For Investment Grade DOW JONES NEWSWIRES 
Missile Defense 10 Russia eyes global missile shield similar to US plans AFP
Military Desertion 11 Revolution Brewing in the Ranks Moscow Times
Yulia Latynina
Chechnya Referendum 12 Moscow Sets Date For Chechen Referendum, But Its Legitimacy Under Question RFE/RL
Valentinas Mite
Environment, Kyoto 13 Russia delays global warming pact, may wreck deal Reuters
Azerbaijan 14 Publication: Azerbaijan, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, and NGO Action (ISAR)  
Publication 15 Announcing the Second Issue of Controversia Marilyn Young
Literature 16 Was It Sexy, or Just Soviet? The Post-Communist Expat Safari Novel Has Its Day. The Nation
Eliot Borenstein