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Putin Elf 1 Putin's 'Potter' Elf Look-Alike Creates A Stir RFE/RL
Kathleen Knox
Intelligensia,
Political Elite,
Public Policy
2 Neuroses Old and New Moscow Times
Alexei Pankin
News 3 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Land Reform 4 Major changes to land ownership take effect in Russia today BBC Monitoring
Religion 5 RELIGIOUS REVIVALS IN EASTERN EUROPE Andrew Greeley
Missile Defense 6 Russian foreign minister: the NMD system no obstacle to ties with Russia Interfax
Kazakh Film 7 The Kazakhs are coming: Now free of Soviet rule, Kazakhstan is in the middle of an unlikely cinematic flowering The Guardian (UK) Peter Lennon
D.C. Event 8 INVITATION: A Democratic Future for Central Asia and the Caucasus? RFE/RL DC
Stalin Propaganda 9 The Correct Way of Stalins Terror. There are a lot of people in Russia, who consider Joseph Stalin most respectable politician. pravda.ru
Health Care 10 Russian president's watchdog reports poor state of health care system ITAR-TASS
Health Care 11 Presidents office says health insurance plan spinning wheels Prime-TASS
Ukraine, Putin 12 Putin heads for Ukraine to boost ties, chair ex-Soviet republics' summit AFP
Ukraine 13 Year of Russia in Ukraine web site opened in Kiev ITAR-TASS
Energy Reform, Chubais 14 UES chief sees parliament passing key power bills. (Chubais) Reuters
Chechnya, Human Rights, Europe 15 Europe turns spotlight on human rights in Chechnya. The Russians are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny for their behaviour in this troubled breakaway region. The Times (UK) Philip Leach
Chechnya 16 PACE official's ideas on Chechnya annoy Russian delegates Interfax
Elections, Duma 17 The Coming Big Bug Battle (re Duma election) Moscow Times
Boris Kagarlitsky
Siberia, New Book 18 The Big Country. 'The Shaman's Coat: A Native History of Siberia' by Anna Reid Washington Post
book review
Richard Lourie
Economy,
Industrial Slowdown
19 Slowdown in Russian industrial growth expected to continue in 2003 Interfax
U.S. in Central Asia 20 US, NATO planning long-term stay in Central Asia - Kyrgyz paper BBC Monitoring