Stories about Russia from November, 2006
Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that have recognized the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as genocide: Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Hungary. Next...
Neretva River writes about Russia's plans to build a power plant in Kosovo and route a gas pipeline through Serbia.
Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the scandal involving Russian journalists that broke out during the CIS summit in the Belarusian capital. Also, there's a post about the pain the summit is causing to downtown Minsk.
Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”
Russia Blog writes about Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian billionaire and PM from Vladimir Zhirinovsky's party, who got into a car crash in southern France and is now “in coma with burns over 70% of his body,” while his black Ferrari Enzo has been torn apart and its fuel tank exploded.
The beatroot and Ruminations on Russia write about the reaction of the British media to Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.
Ruminations on Russia writes about gas policies of the Russian government.
ZheZhe [dot] us posts a lengthy entry on media discussions of Russia's image abroad.
Boris Berezovsky's figure in the background makes Copydude skeptical of some aspects of Aleksandr Litvinenko's poisoning story.
The Turkish Invasion and Very Russian write about today's very unusual demonstration in Moscow. LJ user 50×50 posts photos.
Aleksandr Litvinenko, a 43-year-old ex-KGB/FSB lieutenant-colonel and a harsh opponent of the Kremlin, died Thursday night of radiation poisoning in London, where he lived under asylum since 2000. In his deathbed statement read out by his friends, Litvinenko was addressing (and implicating) Vladimir Putin: […] You may succeed in silencing...
Ruminations on Russia reads an article by Vladimir Putin in the Financial Times.
The Arabs are as usual busy this week debating anything and everything, from plagiarism to the arrest of bloggers, and from banning public meetings to embarrising George Bush Senior at a conference held in the UAE. Ahmed from Egypt had always wanted to become a journalist. But because not all...
The Turkish Invasion compares Russian and Turkish hairdressers.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Litvinenko Affair.
The Turkish Invasion lists 11 Russo-Turkish wars.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the investigation of Anna Politkovskaya murder and the alleged poisoning of former FSB officer Aleksandr Litvinenko.
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Moscow's mayor: “Moscow's traffic is becoming legendary. Yury Mikhailovich who has clearly never read a single traffic management article in his life has determined that the best way to deal with this is not to invest in more communal transport but to widen the road.”
La Russophobe‘s reader translates an article by Yulia Latynina on “Russian paranoia.”
Ardeshir Dolat talks about an Iranian refugee family living which has made its home an airport in Moscow. According to the blogger, the Russian authorities now want to deport the family to Iran – something that the family is convinced will be devastating to their lives and safety.You can watch...