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St. Petersburg 1 Three hundred years young: St. Petersburg's anniversary programme AFP
St. Petersburg
& Moscow
2 A Russian Tale of Two Cities Rosbalt
Moscow Subway 3 A return of the people's palace. Subway: Moscow's newest station recalls the lavish designs of those built during the height of Soviet power. Baltimore Sun
Douglas Birch
Putin 4 Russia today. The winding road. (re Lilia Shevtsova on Putin) The Economist (UK)
Krushchev 5 Soviet history. L'Homme Nikita. (re William Taubman on Khrushchev) The Economist (UK)
Crime & Corruption 6 'Darkness at Dawn' - Russia in chaos. (re Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State by David Satter) Baltimore Sun
Scott Shane
Bergson 7 Re Bergson debate Jerry Hough
Bergson 8 On Bergson/ Khrushcheva controversies Vlad Ivanenko
Sakhalin 9 Travelers Feel New Isolation on a Russian Island. (Sakhalin) New York Times
James Brooke
NATO 10 NATO's eastward push into Eurasia Asia Times
Mark Berniker
Hostage Crisis 11 The Authorities Perceive us as Unavoidable Burden. (Russian Authorities Hedge Over Special Services Involvement In Moscow Theater Seige) Novaya Gazeta
Anna Politkovskaya
Literature, Shteyngart 12 Behind the Iron curtain: mediocrity, lies. (interview with Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook) Miami Herald
Connie Ogle
Gulag New Book 13 The Other Killing Machine. (re GULAG A History by Anne Applebaum) New York Times
book review
Steven Merritt Miner
Gulag New Book 14 Review Cover book: Gulag by Anne Applebaum The Sunday Times
Vladimir Bukovsky