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· May, 2007

Stories about Russia from May, 2007

Russia: Off-the-Beaten-Path Research

  31 May 2007

Darkness at Noon blogs on his scientific research from “a run-down bus station in a little village about 2 hours outside of Lipetsk, which is itself about 10 hours from Moscow by train”: “Never did I think I would long for Moscow so intensely, but after a week in and...

Russia: KPRF/Just Russia Merger?

  30 May 2007

Siberian Light reports on the proposed merger of the Russian Communist Party with Sergei Mironov's Just Russia: “[…] I’m sure there are many within the Kremlin who would like to see the influence of the Communist Party diluted still further – although they are broadly supportive of Putin at the...

Russia: Vacationing Survey

  27 May 2007

Russian-language LJ community eco_altai is a place for fans of ecotourism in Russia's Altai Republic to meet and share impressions and beautiful pictures. Right now, an interesting survey is being conducted there: on vacationing in the Russian Federation. Read on to learn some of the results.

Ukraine, Serbia: Investigating Political Murders

  24 May 2007

Taras Kuzio writes about political assassinations and pursuit of justice, and compares Ukraine to Serbia: “Ukraine’s fragile democracy is closer to Serbia’s democratising state than to Russia’s autocracy.”

Syria: Lebanon is Boiling

Writing from Syria, Mustafa Hamido says: “Lebanon is boiling. It is the filed of all conflicts in the world. When US tried to prove its strength in the world after its clear defeat in Iraq went to Lebanon and has supported anti-Eastern powers which includes an important portion of Christian...

Estonia: Demography and Ethnicity

  23 May 2007

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's demography and interethnic relationships: “Still, the reality for Estonia is, no matter what historical spin you put on it, there will be a large Russian-speaking community in Estonia for many years to come. Because of recent events in Tallinn, many are wondering what can...

Latvia: Interview with Aleksejs Tapins

  23 May 2007

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Aleksejs Tapins of All About Latvia: Why do you blog? – […] At one point, it's become a search for my own identity. Who am I? Am I Russian/Latvian/American? I tried answering my own questions in hopes to show what some Russian-speaking people in Latvia...

Russia: Pioneers

  22 May 2007

The Turkish Invasion writes on the 85th anniversary of the Soviet Pioneer Organization.

Russia: “How to Get Your Plumbing Fixed in Russia”

  22 May 2007

The Turkish Invasion returns to Moscow from vacation and finds himself locked out: “All my attempts to get into my flat was vain because of a non existent door handle and a welded keyhole. I had to change sim cards to reach my landlord, who was enjoying a peaceful getaway...

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