Stories about Russia from September, 2005
Siberian Light discusses Vladimir Putin's muddying of the waters regarding his plans beyond his current presidential term.
Russian Marketing Technology
Russian Marketing Blog reports on Russian grafitti avoidance technology for light box advertisers.
Russia's Cheese Boom
Ruminations on Russia says that while Russia's cheese industry is booming, serious supply problems are discouraging investment.
The State of the Russian Opposition
Russia Blog discusses conflicting reports on the state of the Russian opposition.
Russia's New Patron Saint
siberianlight.net reports that the Russian Orthodox Church has just named a new patron saint for long range nuclear bombers.
Rising Gasoline Prices
Charles Ganske of the Russia Blog reports that just like in the United States, rising gasoline prices are a big issue in Russia at the moment.
North Korea: Business as usual
NKZone wraps up the aftermath of Monday's North Korean nuclear agreement, saying Pyongyang has already reneged on the Beijing statement.
North Korea: Translation issue
Oranckay “re-translates” the English version of the statement issued by the six-parties to the Korean nuclear talks.
North Korea: Nuke-free pledge
One Free Korea takes apart, in a point-by-point analysis, the unexpected announcement that North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for security and assistance guarantees from the other five parties to the China-brokered talks.
Supermajors Seek Russian Oil
White Sun of the Desert reports on President Putin's upcoming meeting with major Western oil companies seeking access to Russian oil reserves.
As part of its “End of the Line Series,” Scraps of Moscow has images and text from Krylatskoe Station, the end of the light-blue line.
Mike Tyson Continues His Russian Tour
Neeka's Backlog reports that Mike Tyson continues his travels in Russia. He is now in the Chechen city of Gudermes for the opening of a boxing tournament commemorating Akhmad Kadyrov.
Russian: Brekher clip
Neeka posts a mystifying and hilarious audio clip in which an unknown caller and a directory assistance operator search for the mysterious letter “kh”.
Russia: Chechen singer beaten
One Step at a Time reports on the beating last week of Chechen singer-songwriter Liza Umarova in a Moscow street.
Russia: European security
Nathan wishes, via Registan, that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) would stand up to Russia's petulant demands.
Russia: Attempting re-entry
Scraps of Moscow has recently re-located to the United States from Russia, and reports strange withdrawal symptoms, like not wanting to speak English loudly in front of the cops.
Russia: Maybe he won't
Siberian Light‘s Andy, sitting in a Burger King in Glasgow Airport, wonders if Russian President Vladimir Putin will indeed step down at the end of his second term, as is required by the constitution.
Russia: Old flame
Neeka hangs out with a former love, beautiful but terribly damaged, and is relieved to discover she can recover the good memories but doesn't have to go back to old times.
Russia: Meet the National Bolsheviks
Neeka's Backlog takes us on an introductory tour of the muscular posters and uncompromising ideology that are offered by Russia's National Bolshevik Party to attract support.
Central Asia: India joins the fray
Nathan Hamm writes on Registan about India's attempts to compete for Central Asian energy resources.