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Vodka 1 RE: 7183-MacKinnon.(re vodka) Edward Keenan
Population, Health 2 Policy Implications and Consequences of the Demographic and Health Crises in Russia. (Murray Feshbach) Kennan Institute
event summary
Putin Address 3 Putin Cites His Successes With an Eye to Upcoming Elections. The Russian president also criticizes the prime minister, which some see as ominous. Los Angeles Times
David Holley
Putin Address 4 Putin Says Russia Should Become 'Great Power.' RFE/RL
Gregory Feifer
Putin Address 5 Putin backs power shift towards parliament Financial Times (UK)
Andrew Jack
Putin Address 6 ONLY AN ECONOMICALLY STRONG COUNTRY CAN PURSUE A STRONG FOREIGN POLICY IS THE ESSENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL PART OF THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS RIA Novosti
Putin 7 Putin's sad anniversary Asia Times
Pavel Ivanov
Putin Address 8 Catch Up With USA and Leave It Behind? State of the Nation address: President Vladimir Putin urges the country to make a great advance. pravda.ru
Military Reform 9 Russia pledges to follow through on delayed military reform AFP
Russian Weapons Programs 10 Putin's arms talk sounds the alarm. Russia suggests it is creating new types of weapons San Francisco Chronicle
James Sterngold
U.S.-Russian Relations 11 Eye to eye with Russia Boston Globe
editorial 
Bush-Putin Summit 12 FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG. Towards a new mini-summit with Bush. Moscow Tribune
Stanislav Menshikov
St. Petersburg Police 13 St. Petersburg Police Ready for Visitors AP
Putin Address 14 Putin's annual address offers prospect of new cabinet, say senior MPs Interfax
Government 15 RUSSIAN SENATOR ON THE PRINCIPLE OF FORMING GOVERNMENT ON THE BASIS OF PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY RIA Novosti
Putin Address 16 TO ENHANCE RUSSIA'S COMPETITIVENESS ON WORLD MARKET IS MAIN MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, SERGEI KIRIYENKO RIA Novosti
Putin Address, Nemtsov 17 Leading right-winger praises Putin's comment on bureaucracy, army, citizenship. (Nemtsov) Interfax
Putin & Economy 18 Leading Russian Economist Casts Doubt on President Putin's Predictions for Economic Growth. (Yevgeny Yasin) Rosbalt
Putin & Voloshin 19 Power Behind the Throne - Alexander Voloshin. This is the man Russian president Vladimir Putin trusts most. Financial Times (UK)
Rafael Behr
AIDS, Population 20 Rising tide of Aids threatens to wash away Russia's young Financial Times (UK)
Rafael Behr
Literature, Chkhartishvili 21 A Russian Intellectual Turns to Crime (Fiction). (Grigory Chkhartishvili) New York Times
Steven Lee Myers