· November, 2006

Stories about Russia from November, 2006

Russia: New and Old Hotels

  20 November 2006

Stop by at Snowsquare to see pictures of Hotel Rossiya (“The last of the great Soviet-era central Moscow landmark hotels will soon be no more.”) and its demolition (“All that remains of what was one of the largest hotels in the world.”), as well as Ritz-Carlton built in place of...

Russia: More Alarming Changes

  20 November 2006

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes that a “a former KGB colleague of Putin” will likely be appointed as head of “Gazprom's oil-producing arm, Gazpromneft.” Also, Russian legislators are introducing a law according to which “candidates may no longer engage in personal criticism of their opponents. Ridiculous as it...

Russia: Talkov and Contract Killings

  20 November 2006

Copydude writes about contract killings and inefficiency of police investigations – and about singer Igor Talkov, who was killed in 1991 and whose case hasn't been resolved yet.

China: Put the E back in APEC

  19 November 2006

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end to its nuclear plans and key player China putting its weight behind the pledge. Chinese bloggers, however, seem to have...

Russia: Novgorod Real Estate

  17 November 2006

Copydude writes about Novgorod's architecture, infrastructure and real estate: “‘German built’ is now becoming a buzzphrase amongst Russian real estate agents – particularly in places like Moscow, Novgorod and Kaliningrad. It adds value to property prices. (They are careful not to mention prisoners or slave labour.)”

Georgia: Slamming the CIS

  16 November 2006

Dan O'Huiginn says that Georgia's criticism of the Commonwealth of Independent States is a deescalation of its conflict with Russia rather than an escalation as has been reported by some media outlets.

Estonia, Russia: “The Bronze Soldier Disease”

  16 November 2006

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “the Bronze Soldier disease” that “has spread from Tallinn to Moscow, where officials and analysts are now weighing in on the issue like it would make a big difference in their life whether the Bronze Soldier was there or not.”

Russia: Lenin's Mausoleum

  15 November 2006

Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, USSR, 1985 – by JoeBlogger Three months before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legendary “sound-manipulator” Sergei Kuryokhin proved quite convincingly (albeit facetiously) that Vladimir Lenin had been a mushroom and a radio wave. Kuryokhin died on July 9, 1996, at the age of 42. His...

Russia: Police Day

  14 November 2006

White Sun of the Desert writes about spending part of the Police Day at a police department in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The DW Best of Blogs Awards

  12 November 2006

Had I not read Hoder's blog today I would have definitely missed the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs awards 2006 ceremony held in the Museum for Communication Berlin a few hours ago. I knew about the awards but I was unaware of the time and place and whether it...

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