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Blair-Putin Summit 1 Russian, British Leaders to Meet on Iraq AP
Blair-Putin Summit, Oil & Gas 2 Oil and gas to grease cogs at Blair-Putin summit Reuters
Blair-Putin Summit 3 Don't mention the war ... or the corruption, or the menacing growth of the secret service, or his crooked former colleagues. As Vladimir Putin arrives on a state visit to the UK today, Nick Paton Walsh lists a few things that won't be cropping up in the Russian president's chit-chat with the Queen. The Guardian (UK)
Military Reform 4 Putin appeals to Russian officer corps to help reform army BBC Monitoring
Russian Politics 5 WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON IN RUSSIA? Trud
Vyacheslav NIKONOV
Literature, Belarus, Bykov 6 Acclaimed and hounded, Belarus writer Bykov dies Reuters
Media Repression, TVS 7 Russia back in the USSR with private TV shutdown: press AFP
Media Repression, TVS, Putin

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Russian liberal die-hard lays blame for TVS shutdown at Putin's door. (Valeriya Novodvorskaya) BBC Monitoring
Environment, Chapayevsk Disaster 9 Russian industrial town suffering from environmental disaster BBC Monitoring
Oil 10 Nicely Stuck Between Two Oil Foes Moscow Times
Valeria Korchagina
Religious Oppression, Corruption, Okhotin 11 Baptist Youth Pastor Accused of Smuggling in Russia Religion News Service
Frank Brown
Religion, Art,
Russian Icons
in Washington
12 Russian Icons on Exhibit at Pope John Paul II Cultural Center Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (Washington DC)
Poverty 13 Focus the fight on poverty. What has been called Russian reform is really no such thing. The Russia Journal
Ajay Goyal
Regions 14 How Many Regions Does Russia Need? Rosbalt
Tajikistan Oppression, Rakhmonov 15 Tajiks hand president up to 14 more years in power Reuters
Turkmenistan Oppression,
Human Rights
16 'People like Putin go to prison in Turkmenistan' gazeta.ru
AIDS 17 AIDS in Russia. Saying versus doing. Russia is running out of time to curb AIDS before it devastates the country. The Economist (UK)