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· July, 2008

Stories about Russia from July, 2008

Russia: City Name Changes

  31 July 2008

The Turkish Invasion posts a list of Russian cities, which through history have undergone name changes, and comments on the phenomenon.

Russia: USAID Russian Style

  31 July 2008

LJ user epopov ru comments on (RUS) an article in today's Kommersant, claiming that Russia is to set up its own foreign aid agency, modelled on American USAID.

Ukraine: “No Place in the EU”?

  31 July 2008

A Fistful of Euros critiques a “wince-inducingly stupid article” on Ukraine written by “Richard Wagner, a Transylvanian German writer. (Well, former Transylvanian. Like most T-Germans, he emigrated from Romania as soon as he could get out.)”

Armenia: NATO Cooperation

Window on Eurasia argues that Armenia's continued involvement in exercises staged under the auspices of the NATO Partnership for Peace Program marks an increasingly evident move towards Western rather than Russia military structures.

Russia: An Expat Exodus?

  30 July 2008

Copydude follows up on an earlier story, on increasing difficulties for foreigners to stay on in Russia, and partly supports his claim with statistics, and Russia Blog picks up and develops the story.

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