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the 56 Women Russia Championship
(top league) which took
place 28 June - 7 July in Orel. Among participants: wg Ekaterina Korbut (2442) Saint-Petersburg,
wg Natalia Pogonina (2440) Saratov, wg Elena Zajatz (2417) Kazan and others.
There are 36 players, among them 13 grandmasters, 11 masters and 9 masters of
FIDE. The participants, who have took first 5 places, will acquire the right
of participation in the superfinal of the Championship of Russia.