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WMD Disposal,
U.S. Aid Conditions
1 Russia blasts "new US conditions" on weapons destruction aid ITAR-TASS
Intellectual Property, Vodka 2 Russian vodka trademark officially protected Interfax
Putin 3 PUTIN FEELS OK, CHOOSES HIS TIES UNAIDED RIA Novosti
Putin 4 PUTIN WOULD LIKE TO SEE OLD FRIENDS MORE OFTEN RIA Novosti
Putin Rule 5 Putin denies authoritarian rule and personality cult in Russia Interfax
Putin, Small Business 6 Putin admits government does not do enough to support small, medium business ITAR-TASS
Putin on Corruption, History 7 Putin pontificates on travel, history, corruption, more BBC Monitoring
Russia & Globalization 8 Russian elite against globalization - World Bank survey ITAR-TASS
St. Petersburg Summit 9 Patching Things Up at Putin's Picnic Moscow Times
Grigory Yavlinsky
Foreign Investment 10 THIS YEAR RUSSIA TO GET MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENTS THAN REINVEST IN OTHER COUNTRIES RIA Novosti
Internet 11 Internet users in Russia to grow to 21.5 mln by 2006, says minister Interfax
News Summary 12 TV1 Review Luba Schwartzman
Russia
& World Order
13 Russia in the Global Core-Periphery Relationship: A Status Quo Power or an Agent of Change? Dmitri Glinski
Zlobin on G-8 Summit 14 TV INTERVIEW ON EVIAN G8 SUMMIT WITH NIKOLAI ZLOBIN, OFFICIAL OF THE US CENTER FOR DEFENSE INFORMATION www.fednews.ru
Russian Economy, Commodities 15 Soros Says Russia Should Become Less Dependent on Commodities Bloomberg
Post-Communism, Left 16 New book: The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine.  
Iran Nuclear Program, Russian Assistance 17 Russia digs in heels in row with U.S. over Iran Reuters
Iran Nuclear Program, Russian Assistance 18 Moscow to keep helping Tehran Washington Times
David Sands
Bank Ownership 19 Central Bank Chief: It Is Time to Make Known Real Owners of Russian Banks Rosbalt
Bank Reform 20 Russia bank reform needed to prevent bubble-W.Bank Reuters
Books 21 Fewer Books but a Whole Lot More to Read About Moscow Times
Denis Maternovsky
Chechnya Amnesty 22 Russia parliament approves partial Chechen amnesty Reuters
Chechnya Bombing 23 Bombing Seen as Linked to Rebel's Terror Threat. Blast near Chechnya is the third suicide attack since guerrilla leader's vow to target Russians. Los Angeles Times
David Holley
Chechnya 24 For all the blood, the cause of the Chechens is just The Independent (UK)
Johann Hari
Chechnya 25 Chechnya: Ecological Woes. Unchecked oil spills and radiation leaks are threatening
the health of Chechens
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Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Liza Abdurashidova