· October, 2005

Stories about Russia from October, 2005

Russia: Wheat Beer

  20 October 2005

The Russian Dilettante reports on the growing acceptance of weissbier in Russia and why Baltika must rebrand every few years.

Russia: Why Bribe-takers Get Caught

  18 October 2005

Russia Blog discusses why bribe-taking officials get caught. It certainly does not appear to be an interest in stamping out bribery in Russia, where it is estimated over three times more is paid in bribes each year than is paid out in the government's budget.

Russia: Ordinary Detergent

  11 October 2005

While comparative advertisement is illegal in Russia, using a generic product name featured in a competitor's advertising is not. Konstantin Dlutskiy reports on how this led to the birth of Ordinary Detergent.

Russia: Closed Cities

7 October 2005

If you thought that the concept of closed cities died with the Soviet Union, siberianlight.net reports that they are still home to 1.7 million Russians–Russians who are subject to severe limits to their movement and who formally have limited rights of property and privacy.

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