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Tennis 1 Russians hog the limelight. (re women's tennis) BBC
Individual Rights 2 Russians Do Not Think About Their Rights. The majority of Russians do not even think about defending their rights. pravda.ru
St. Petersburg Crime & Corruption 3 St. Pete's Criminal-Business-Political Elite Moscow Times
Yulia Latynina
Democracy 4 Report Paints Mixed Picture Of Democracy In Postcommunist World. (Freedom House) RFE/RL
Jeffrey Donovan
G-8 Summit 5 Putin praises Evian summit for easing post-war tensions Prime-TASS
G-8 Summit, Putin Press Conference 6 Putin briefs journalists on results of G8 summit BBC Monitoring
Economy, G-8 7 Succes d'Estime, But Greatness Is a Tall Order Moscow Times
Christopher Granville
UES & Chubais 8 UES Chubais says $2 bln spent in utility share buy up Reuters
Iran & Russia 9 Russian pundits differ on Russian-Iranian cooperation BBC Monitoring
U.S. Iran Policy & Islam 10 Analyst Says US Claims against Iran Effort to 'Control' Islamic World Interfax
SARS 11 Chief Health Physician Discusses Recovery of Sole SARS Patient, Virus ITAR-TASS
Alcohol Deaths 12 Drunkenness a killer as state moves to impose spirit monopoly BBC Monitoring
Chechnya, Maskhadov Archive 13 Russians uncover Chechen rebel leader's archive Interfax
Communists & Yabloko No-Confidence Vote 14 Communists, Yabloko to initiate vote of no confidence in govt Prime-TASS
Communists 15 Communist leader claims all patriotic forces of Russia rallied behind his party ITAR-TASS
Media Repression 16 Freedom of Speech Is About to Vanish. New mass media laws are being developed in Russia and the USA pravda.ru
China, Russia,
Central Asia
17 Hu makes his mark in Central Eurasia Asia Times
Sergei Blagov
Professional Military 18 Lessons learnt from Russian armed forces contract experiment - defence minister BBC Monitoring