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Winter 1 Soul and Ice. Moscows Frigid Winters Warm the Hearts of Russian Locals AP
Jim Heintz
Oil, Foreign Investment, BP 2 Sale Puts Russia Into New Stage. (BP) Moscow Times
Valeria Korchagina Victoria Lavrentieva
Economy 3 Russian statistics lag behind fast economic changes Reuters
Migration 4 Putin asks emigres of "old Russia" to unite in support of homeland BBC Monitoring
Iraq: Germany, France, Putin 5 Putin supports everyone, but for how long? The Guardian (UK) Yelena Suponina
Pyotr Rozvalin
Yuri Shpakov
News 6 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
CIA, Tenet Testimony on Russia 7 CIA's George Tenet on Russia
(Senate testimony)
CIA
Energy Reform 8 Russia PM demands parliament pass power reform laws Reuters
Kremlin Portraits 9 New Tsar is born as artist gives facelift to regal past. Putin and Kremlin chiefs trade places on canvas with old elite. The Guardian (UK) Nick Paton Walsh
Human Rights 10 Ombudsman Mironov Faults Russia's Human Rights Record Vremya MN
Education, Health, Putin 11 RUSSIA TO CLING TO FREE EDUCATION, HEALTH SERVICE: PUTIN RIA Novosti
Oil Reserves, Yukos 12 YUKOS chief says Russian oil underestimated Reuters
Children,
Drugs & Alcohol
13 56% of Russian Children Use Drugs and Alcohol Rosbalt
Corruption 14 The new and improved corruption equilibrium Prime-TASS
Peter Lavelle
Military Decay 15 Military Continues to Decay While Few Projects Are Funded Trud
Theater 16 Theatre: Total theatre, Russian style. A major force in Russian ballet swept back into London with his company last night. Boris Eifman talks to NADINE MEISNER. The Independent (UK)
Vershbow on Iraq 17 US AMBASSADOR: IN THEORY, SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY RETAIN POWER. An interview with US Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow. Vremya Novostei
Iraq: Russia, Europe, United States 18 Russia Aims for Role as Broker Between U.S., Europe Washington Post
Sharon LaFraniere
Iraq: Germany, France, Putin 19 RUSSIA: A MONKEY LOOKING DOWN ON FIGHTING TIGERS. An interview with Timofey Bardachev, analyst with the Carnegie Foundation. Gazeta
Tobacco 20 Tobacco Firms Scramble To Build Russian Brands Wall Street Journal
Erin White
Chechnya Referendum 21 CHECHNYA: WHAT LIES AHEAD? The referendum may aggravate the situation in Chechnya. Novaya Gazeta
Grigory Yavlinsky