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DATE=6/6/2000 TYPE=BACKGROUND REPORT TITLE=SUMMIT MEDIA REACT (L-O) NUMBER=2-263220 BYLINE=PETER HEINLEIN DATELINE=MOSCOW CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Russians are looking at President Clinton's whirlwind three-day visit to Moscow as "a gray summit" that helped to ease bilateral tensions, but was short on results. Moscow Correspondent Peter Heinlein reports many newspapers focused on the cool, almost hostile reception given to the president when he spoke to parliament. TEXT: Russia's main newspapers (Tuesday) made one point vividly clear. Visits by U-S presidents are just not what they used to be. In what for many newspapers was the first edition since President Clinton's arrival, only one of the majors, Nezavizimaya Gazeta, published a report of his visit as their lead story. Another paper, Izvestia, relegated the summit report to page four. Analysts generally agreed that, as expected, Mr. Clinton's first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin produced little. /// OPT /// In its commentary, Nezavizimaya Gazeta concluded that discussions on the U-S request to amend the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty had revealed what it called - irreconcilable differences. The author said disputes on the A-B-M issue could dash all the achievements of U-S/Russia dialogue in recent years. /// END OPT /// The Kommersant Daily noted that many journalists dubbed the visit - the gray summit - because there was so little to report. The paper's front-page report was headlined - Bill Clinton is Vladimir Putin's press secretary - noting that the Kremlin leader had said very little, while Mr. Clinton answered western criticisms of Russian policy. Most newspapers gave prominent attention to the negative reaction President Clinton's speech to parliament received. Kommersant said the 45-minute speech sounded like a Protestant sermon. Izvestia noted that most members of parliament boycotted the address, so vacant seats in the chamber had to be hurriedly filled by foreign ministry officials and security officers. Izvestia's page-four report called the speech - a standard set of American ideological stereotypes - and said the only people who applauded were those from the foreign ministry. Analyst Alan Rousso of the Moscow Carnegie Center said many Russians interpreted Mr. Clinton's speech as an insulting lecture. /// ROUSSO ACT /// The overall tone was slightly condescending when an American president comes here and tells the Russians what they have to do to improve their society. It contradicted the underlying message, which is that it is up to Russians to sort out and fix things that ail the Russian society and economy. To go on and give a list of the things they need to do does not come off well with a Russian audience. /// END ACT /// Russia's defensiveness may have been best described by Alexander Dugin, a senior adviser to the speaker of parliament. Mr. Dugin was quoted in Kommersant as saying - Americans regard Russia not as an equal partner, but as a weakened rival, which must be finished off. Mr. Dugin told the newspaper that - if the United States continues to insist on a dominant role in the world, a new arms race is inevitable. Kommersant contrasted that opinion with the views of former Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev. Mr. Kozyrev, who now heads a pharmaceutical company, said talks on A-B-M modifications had been positive because they gave both sides room to maneuver. He said subtle shifts in both U-S and Russian positions give hope for a future deal that could result in a joint system to protect against nuclear missile attack. (SIGNED) NEB/PFH/JWH/RAE 06-Jun-2000 12:42 PM EDT (06-Jun-2000 1642 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .