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World War II Deaths 1 ACCORDING TO LATEST DATA, USSR LOST 27 MILLION PEOPLE IN GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR RIA Novosti     
Stalin TV Series 2 Television series to break silence over Russia's Stalinist past (Children of the Arbat) AFP
Human Rights 3 THE STATE OF RUSSIA: FROM THE CITIZENS' POINT OF VIEW RFE/RL Russian Political Weekly
Putin Website 4 Russian presidential website launches English version. (www.kremlin.ru) ITAR-TASS
Chechnya War Impact 5 War in Chechnya Has Hidden Toll in Russia. As Suffering Persists, Topic Is Taboo. Washington Post
Susan Glasser
Putin 6 Putin's paradox: In public, he's boss; behind scenes, he takes political cues Boston Globe
David Filipov
Putin Press Conference,
Economy, Iran
7 Putin, Eyeing Reelection, Holds Forth on Economy and Iran. In a nationally televised news conference, the Russian president seeks to project an image of competence on domestic and foreign issues. Los Angeles Times
David Holley
Putin Press Conference,
Volkova Interview

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Marina VOLKOVA on press conference Rossiiskaya Gazeta
Rossiiskaya Gazeta Comments
IMF, Budget, Oil 9 IMF tells Russia to tighten budget, save oil cash Reuters
IMF, Taxes 10 IMF Cautions Russia Against Extremely Weakened Tax Policies Rosbalt
Energy Summit, Business, Politics 11 Business Is Ballast in Rocky Politics. (re Russia-US Second Commercial Energy Summit in St. Petersburg) Moscow Times
Caroline McGregor
Gati on
Middle East, Russia,
International Security
12 Changing Priorities in a Post-Saddam World: An Interview with Toby Gati Washington Profile News Agency
Economy 13 Russia's economy. Spend, spend, spend. Russia is booming again, inviting comparisons with the heady days before its 1998 crash. Bust coming? The Economist (UK)
Britain & Russia 14 Britons think worse of Russians than Russians think of Britons - poll Interfax
Putin in London 15 COMMENTARY: PUTIN TAKES A NEW IMAGE OF RUSSIA TO BRITAIN RIA Novosti
Dollar & Euro 16 Distressing Prospects for Dollar, Positive Ones for Euro. Russians will pay too high for the irrational love for the dollar. pravda.ru