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JRL #7225 Simple Text - Entire Issue

Investment 1 Russian stocks hit 5 1/2 year highs Reuters
Iraq Oil Embargo 2 Russia Plans Embargo On Iraqi Oil Shipments Financial Express (India): Huma Siddiqui
U.S-Georgia, Abkhazia 3 U.S. Promises to Play Substantial Role in Deciding Georgian-Abkhazia Conflict Rosbalt
Yakovlev, Putin 4 Putin appoints St. Petersburgs Yakovlev new deputy PM Prime-TASS
Oligarch Film 5 Film review: 'Tycoon: A New Russian' Hollywood Reporter
Richard James Havis
Farm Ownership Reform 6 RUSSIA: NEW LAW ALLOWS NON-RESIDENTS TO TAKE UP PRIVATE FARMING RIA Novosti
Environment, Kyoto 7 Economics behind Russia resisting (re Kyoto Protocol) The Daily Yomiuri
Hirokazu Igarashi
Media

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Press Freedom Thrives on an Empty Belly? Moscow Times
Alexei Pankin
Elections, Parliament 9 Electoral Centralization Moscow Times
Nikolai Petrov
Soros 10 Saying Goodbye to Soros. The billionaire philanthropists decision to pull out of Russia shouldnt shock anyone. What is more surprising is how long he stayed. Transitions Online
Michael T. Kaufman
Art, Nesting Dolls,
New Book
11 New book on Russian matryoshka Rick Hibberd
Film, Russian Ark 12 Filming Sokurov's Russian Ark: An Interview with Tilman Buttner Louis Menashe
Central Asia, Aral Sea 13 Central Asia: Can The Aral Sea Be Saved? RFE/RL
Charles Carlson
Investment 14 THE STOCK MARKET. NO MORE MYTHS. Russian companies use the securities market for long-term investments and acquisitions. This means the Russian capital market depends less and less on Western commodity and stock exchanges. www.gateway2russia.com
Yury Danilov
Game Theory, Conflict Simulation 15 Game Theory Is Used by Army and Bankers. Not in Russia though. Rosbalt