· July, 2007

Stories about Russia from July, 2007

Russia: Kvas

  27 July 2007

Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.

Russia: Olimpiada

  27 July 2007

Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.

Russia: Cyclical History

  26 July 2007

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: Sochi Mosque and Other Non-Olympic Issues

  25 July 2007

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: History Book Revision

  20 July 2007

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.