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Solzhenitsyn, Jews, Soviet Repression 1 Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the revolution. Nobel laureate under fire for new book on the role of Jews in Soviet-era repression The Guardian (UK) Nick Paton Walsh
Russian Brides 2 RUSSIAN BRIDES INVADE AMERICA RIA Novosti
News 3 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Oligarchs 4 Abetting Russia's Oligarchs Washington Post Yevgenia Albats
Middle Class 5 Russia's middle class searches for identity The Russia Journal
Peter Lavelle
Trade, Chicken 6 Russia Seen Eating 'Brazilian-Style' Given Expensive Home Chicken Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Caucasus 7 BRIEFING REPORT: Looming Instability in the Transcaucasus? RFE/RL
Oil Prices 8 ACCORDING TO AIDE OF THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, HIGH OIL PRICES NEGATIVELY AFFECT DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN INDUSTRY IN GENERAL. (Illarionov) RIA Novosti
Foreign Debt 9 Illarionov says Russia may pay off foreign debt in 10 years Prime-TASS
Russian Problems 10 Russia's core challenges Financial Times (UK) letter
Abdur Chowdhury
Hostage Crisis 11 New Book on Siege Gets A Hot Finnish Response St. Petersburg Times
Irina Titova
Investment, Reforms 12 Are Russian Reforms a Bluff? Western capitalists have no place to remove their capitals to their economies are the best. The situation is different for Russian capitalists. pravda.ru
Ukraine, NATO 13 Poll Shows Ukrainians Regard NATO as 'World Policeman.' ITAR-TASS
Ukraine, NATO 14 Ukraine: As Kyiv Pursues NATO Membership, Public Confidence In Alliance Wanes RFE/RL
Askold Krushelnycky
Press 15 Experts decry lack of press freedom The Russia Journal
Christopher Kenneth
Putin & Skiing 16 Putin gives Russian skiing resorts a lift. Julius Strauss reports on a 1bn complex that exemplifies the president's Western approach. The Electronic Telegraph (UK)
Music, Rostropovich 17 The glory of Russia. Soon to turn 75, the human cyclone that is cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich still shows no signs of slowing down. The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Robert Everett-Green
Iraq War, Earthquakes 18 RUSSIAN EXPERTS ON SEISMIC CONSEQUENCES OF IRAQ WAR Rossiiskaya Gazeta