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Putin Elf 1 Dobby the house-elf could face court for looking like Putin BBC Monitoring
Health 2 Good healthcare is impossible to get in Russia, Russians say Interfax
Drugs, Crime, Terrorism 3 Russians call drugs, crime, terrorism greatest social problems Interfax
Russian Deaths 4 Ever more Russians die of unnatural causes as population declines ITAR-TASS
Youth 5 Back in the USSR: for Russian youngsters, Soviet kitsch is way cool AFP
Media, NTV 6 U.S. boss of Russian TV out as Kremlin tightens grip Reuters
Media, NTV 7 Jordan's Lese-Majeste Moscow Times
Yulia Latynina
Hostage Lawsuit 8 In Moscow, a test case for government accountability. A lawsuit brought by survivors of the theater hostage crisis continues this week. Christian Science Monitor
Fred Weir
Economic Growth 9 IS RUSSIAN GROWTH BOUND TO DISAPPEAR? Jamestown Foundation Russia and Eurasia Review
Jacques Sapir
Chechnya Peace Negotiations 10 Chechen exile president slams Kremlin peace plan Reuters
Chechnya,
Human Rights
11 Rights Groups Say Brutality On Rise Among Russian Troops In Chechnya RFE/RL
Valentinas Mite
Chechnya, Europe 12 Russia and Europe: Two Viewpoints about Chechnya. The hostage crisis changed Europes attitude to Chechnya, but not for long. pravda.ru
Nuclear Arms Control 13 PARLIAMENTARIANS CONDUCTING TACTICAL MANEUVERS AROUND STRATEGIC TREATY Izvestia
Dmitry Litovkin
Russian Homosexuals 14 Russia's ``Girl-loves-girl'' pop act conquers the world. (Tatu) AFP
Computers,
Microsoft Code
15 Russian official welcomes source code agreement with Microsoft ITAR-TASS
North Korea 16 KOREAN DIPLOMACY BACK ON ITS TRACKS RIA Novosti
Vershbow on U.S.-Russian Relations 17 U.S. Envoy Sees U.S., Russian Interests Converging
(Alexander Vershbow at Russian Academy of Sciences)
US Department of State