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 Blog reports on Russian grafitti avoidance technology for light box advertisers.
Ruminations on Russia says that while Russia's cheese industry is booming, serious supply problems are discouraging investment.
Russia Blog discusses conflicting reports on the state of the Russian opposition.
siberianlight.net reports that the Russian Orthodox Church has just named a new patron saint for long range nuclear bombers.
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.
NKZone wraps up the aftermath of Monday's North Korean nuclear agreement, saying Pyongyang has already reneged on the Beijing statement.
Oranckay “re-translates” the English version of the statement issued by the six-parties to the Korean nuclear talks.
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.
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.
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.
Neeka posts a mystifying and hilarious audio clip in which an unknown caller and a directory assistance operator search for the mysterious letter “kh”.
One Step at a Time reports on the beating last week of Chechen singer-songwriter Liza Umarova in a Moscow street.
Nathan wishes, via Registan, that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) would stand up to Russia's petulant demands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan Hamm writes on Registan about India's attempts to compete for Central Asian energy resources.