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Iraq War,
Russian Diplomats
1 US Had Demanded Russian Diplomats Leave Baghdad - Report Dow Jones/AP
Iraq War & Russia 2 A ROLE FOR RUSSIA? New York Post
Nuclear Treaty 3 Top Russian MPs urge early ratification of US arms cuts treaty ITAR-TASS
News 4 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Russian Elections
5 SADDAM AND BUSH SPOIL ELECTIONS IN RUSSIA. By putting up a fight, Iraq disappoints US generals and Russian economists. Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Andrei Savitsky
Iraq Oil, Lukoil 6 LUKOIL to challenge Iraq oilfield contenders-paper Reuters
Iraq, Trade 7 Russian business feels the pinch as trade with Iraq halts Financial Times (UK)
Andrew Jack
Rafael Behr
Gref 8 GREF WILL ANSWER FOR THAT CAMEL REMARK. Deputy minister's partial incompetence may lead to his dismissal. Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Pyotr Orekhin
Post-War Development
9 Russia has taught us the pitfalls of paternalism Financial Times
(UK) letter
Guy Standing
Politics, Corruption Investigation 10 Russian PM investigated over giant crab quotas The Electronic Telegraph
Ben Aris
Oil, Debt 11 Oil Wealth Helps Russia Navigate World Debt Markets New York Times
Sabrina Tavernise
Science, Economy 12 Nothing New Identified in Innovation St Petersburg Times
Katherine Ters
Media 13 Out of the Ashes -- Two Noviye Izvestias Moscow Times
Alexei Pankin
Iraq & Putin 14 Russian website suggests Putin got it wrong over Iraq BBC Monitoring
Putin 15 Putin delivers a lesson in survival Financial Times
Quentin Peel
St. Petersburg 16 General appointed to look after Matviyenko gazeta.ru
Putin 17 A president's private passions: Revealing portraits of Vladimir Putin. Do a series of intimate photographs of Vladimir Putin, by Konrad R Mller, reveal the truth about Russia's iron ruler? The Sunday Times
Christine Toomey
Central Asia 18 Scramble for Central Asian bases Asia Times
Stephen Blank