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Tennis 1 Russian squadron threaten Williams' Wimbledon monopoly AFP
Mental Health 2 Russia's mental health revolution. Doctors in Russia are spearheading a revolution in the way patients with mental illnesses are treated. BBC
St. Petersburg 3 Russia's first city of art, culture, heroin.
(St. Petersburg)
Toronto Star
Michael Mainville
Poverty, Dostoevski 4 Dostoevsky's descendants beg for relief from their poverty Sunday Times (UK)
Mark Franchetti
Chechnya, Refugees 5 Forced to Return. (re Chechnya) Washington Post
Foreign Investment, Eastern Europe 6 Full of eastern promise. The economies of the former Soviet bloc are growing fast, but restrict your investment to a sensible level. Sunday Telegraph (UK) Paul Farrow
Economy, Putin, GDP 7 Economic Wonder Will Kill Russia. A report delivered by Presidential Aide Andrey Illarionov revealed that Russian functionaries do not know how to fulfill the objective of doubling GDP by 2010 set by President Vladimir Putin. pravda.ru
Oil, Sakhalin 8 A Boom From Oil Transforms a Russian Island (Sakhalin) New York Times
James Brooke
Illegal Logging, Fires 9 Russian Officials See Shadows of Illegal Loggers in Forest Fires Los Angeles Times
David Holley
Iraq War 10 Russian View: Questions about Iraq war go way beyond Saddam's ouster Salt Lake Tribune
Michael Nakoryakov
Stalin, New Book 11 Trying to unravel a Stalinist conspiracy. Soviet dictator's desire to solidify power led to plot, authors argue. (re Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953) Chicago Tribune
book review
Hal Piper
Stalin 12 Cover story: Stalin's women. Pictures of a birthday party, forgotten for half a century in the Communist archives in Moscow until they were unearthed by Simon Sebag Montefiore, led him to discover a story of romance and terror at the court of Joseph Stalin, the Red Tsar. Sunday Times (UK)
Business, Democracy 13 Russian visitors get lessons in business, democracy on tour Gainesville Times (US-Georgia) editorial