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Russian Diversity 1 UNITY OF OPPOSITES. Russia remains a country of many different countries. Izvestia
Natalya Ratiani
Iraq Oil Contracts 2 Iraq denies cancelling oil contracts with Russia Reuters
Prisons 3 Amount of people in Russia's remand facilities almost halved in 2 years Interfax
Prisons 4 Ray of hope enters Russian prisons BBC
Rob Parsons
Links from State Dept. on
Wrangel Island
5 Links on Wrangel Island John Evans
(State Department)
News Summary 6 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
China & Russia 7 Budding allies: Russia and China. A new agreement expands cooperation on energy, arms, regional security, and space. Christian Science Monitor
Fred Weir
Military Leaders 8 THE MILITARY DOESN'T LIKE ITS LEADERS. (poll) Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Nuclear Arms,
SORT Treaty
9 Duma general says Russia could withdraw from just ratified arms treaty with US ITAR-TASS
U.S. Military in Georgia 10 US May Use Georgian Military Airports Rosbalt
U.S.-Georgian Relations, Gazprom 11 Georgia to Answer Before the US for Cooperating with Gazprom Rosbalt
NATO-Russia Council 12 Russia to air fears over NATO expansion at NATO-Russia Council ITAR-TASS
U.S. Bases Encircling Russia 13 RING OF MILITARY BASES TIGHTENS AROUND RUSSIA. Russia's diplomats keep surrendering one position after another. Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Igor Korotchenko
Bush-Putin Summit 14 US: A telling reflection in Russia Asia Times
Peter Lavelle
Central Asia 15 Deep, complex misery - even for a Russian. Andrey Platonov's bleak vision of the central Asian desert, Soul, has been brought back to life by Robert Chandler's team of translators. The Observer (UK) book review
David Issacson, 
Latvia 16 Russia has little time to continue complaints about Latvia - newspaper BBC Monitoring
Putin Amnesties 17 Attorney Criticizes Russia's Use of Amnesties Novaya Gazeta
Moscow Crime 18 Gang Wars in Moscow, Changes Inside Criminal World Viewed Moskovskiy Komsomolets