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BP Deal Reneging 1 BP may lose huge gas field in Russia-paper Reuters
Legal Reform,
Jury Trials
2 Russia begins new twist on trials: juries Knight Ridder Newspapers
Mark McDonald
Russian News 3 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Chechnya War Casualties 4 Russian troops casualties in Chechnya exceed 4,700 in 2002 Prime-TASS
Oil Production 5 Russia Becomes World's Leading Oil Producer Rosbalt
Sex Slaves 6 Guilty secrets of Russia's 'sex slaves.' BBC
Steve Rosenberg
Oil 7 LOOSE PACKAGING IN THE RUSSIAN OIL BUSINESS The Russia Journal
John Helmer
Economy 8 Can the 'Soviet Sandwich' really be edible? The Russia Journal
Peter Lavelle
Business, Gazprom 9 GAZPROM'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY RIA Novosti
Business, Gazprom 10 Gazprom celebrates 10 years of no reforms gazeta.ru
Communists 11 COMMUNISTS BRAWL OVER THE CASH REGISTER. Zyuganov will have to cross swords with Glazyev. Stringer
Iraq, NATO, CIA 12 NATO'S BAGHDAD PACT. The CIA relies on Putin. Novye Izvestia
Marina Kalashnikova
Viktor Kalashnikov
Power Reform 13 Moscow paves the way for power sector change Financial Times (UK)
Rafael Behr
Andrew Jack
Media Repression, NTV 14 Bad News from Russia. NTV television loses its top news anchor and its independence as Putin extends his control. Time Europe
Yuri Zarakhovich
Putin & Military 15 Putin's military Priorities Roger McDermott
Curling 16 Hurrying hard in Moscow. Hip Russians try `chilling out' with rocks and brooms But some men say curling is too much like housework. Toronto Star
Michael Mainville
Music, Shostakovich 17 Menace, music in the old Soviet Union. Solomon Volkov chronicled the fear and defiance in Shostakovich. Baltimore Sun
Tim Smith