Stories about Russia from July, 2007
Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.
Inside Krasnodar reports on a new taxi service, which uses Mercedes B Class 170 white minivans and doesn't charge too much.
Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.
Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.
Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.
Sean's Russia Blog writes on Mikhail Gorbachev's new role: a model for Louis Vuitton ads, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
White Sun of the Desert writes about Russia's frustrating registration law – which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.
From Russia With Blog looks at Putin's Russia from a “cyclical history” perspective – and also highlights “the apathy of the Russian masses” by describing the annual no-hot-water season.
The Accidental Russophile considers buying a Polonium 210 coffee mug, available at CafePress for $10.99.
The world zooms in on Chechnya's capital Grozny via Google Earth and doesn't see much reconstruction going on, A Step At A Time reports.
Among other things, Window on Eurasia reports that media attention to Sochi might “force the local officials to allow for the construction of a mosque for the city's 20,000 Muslims” – at last, after 13 years of trying to get the permission.
A flawed textbook on how to identify and counter extremist groups is on the reading list of the Russian police, writes Window on Eurasia.
Darkness at Noon shares his 7-year-old collection of Lenin photos.
A translation of a piece on the Russian media – at La Russophobe.
Mart Laar, Estonia's former prime minister, writes about certain countries’ successes and failures in parting with the Communist past.
Robert Amsterdam publishes a sequel of translations of a Nezavisimaya Gazeta article series criticising a revisionist Russian history schoolbook, the first appearing earlier this week, and the second today.
White Sun of the Desert reflects upon the complications of the Russian residence permit system.
Kiev Ukraine News Blog puts out a profile on Boris Berezovsky and the Economist's Edward Lucas explains why the former Russian tycoon has so many enemies.