Stories about Russia from July, 2007
Russia: Nashi's Expelled Member Talks
Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.
Russia: Krasnodar Taxi
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.
Russia: High-Heeled Sprint
Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.
Russia: Gorbachev & Louis Vuitton
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.
Russia: Berezovsky and Britain
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.
Russia: Nazi Attack Environmentalists
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.
Russia: Energy Deals Blog Coverage
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.
Russia: Cyclical History
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.
Russia: Polonium 210 Coffee Mugs
The Accidental Russophile considers buying a Polonium 210 coffee mug, available at CafePress for $10.99.
Russia: Grozny at Google Earth
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.
Russia: Sochi Mosque and Other Non-Olympic Issues
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.
Russia: Counterterrorism (Mis)guidance
A flawed textbook on how to identify and counter extremist groups is on the reading list of the Russian police, writes Window on Eurasia.
Russia: Lenin Photos
Darkness at Noon shares his 7-year-old collection of Lenin photos.
Russia: Corrupt Russian Media
A translation of a piece on the Russian media – at La Russophobe.
Former Soviet Union: “Escape from Moscow”
Mart Laar, Estonia's former prime minister, writes about certain countries’ successes and failures in parting with the Communist past.
Russia: History Book Revision
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.
Russia: Complications of Residence Permit System
White Sun of the Desert reflects upon the complications of the Russian residence permit system.
Russia: Berezovsky Surrounded by Enemies
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.