· March, 2007

Stories about Russia from March, 2007

Belarus: A Roundup

  26 March 2007

TOL's Belarus Blog covers these subjects: silly pretexts used to arrest opposition activists; the Constitution Day; Belarusian “market socialism“; some of the effects of the recent “gas war” with Russia.

Russia: Problems at MGU

  22 March 2007

Sean's Russia Blog and La Russophobe (guest-blogging at Publius Pundit) report on the current problems at Moscow State University.

Eastern Europe: Edward Lucas Roundup

  22 March 2007

The Economist's Edward Lucas posts his pieces on East European churches; Solzhenitsyn; Chechnya; Poland's relations with other EU members; color revolutions and foreign funding.

Russia: The Turkish Invasion

  22 March 2007

The Turkish Invasion warns readers of the upcoming Turkish invasion: “This weekend you will have a chance to see, meet (and hate) a lot of Turkish guys in Moscow. It is the annual “Operation White Meat: Assault to Moscow” or MITT (Moscow International Tourism Fair) as the foreigners and sensible...

Estonia, Russia: Football and (Lots of) Politics

  21 March 2007

An upcoming football game between Estonia and Russia inspires Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa to write a lengthy post on all the complex political matters that stand between the two rival teams and their fans.

Latvia: Ukrainian and Russian Folk Music

  21 March 2007

Dykun posts a video and writes on a Ukrainian and Russian folk music performance in Riga, Latvia: “they performed together a show of russian and ukrainian wedding songs and rituals, with the structure of a ukrainian cossack marrying a russian bride. […] presented are typical wedding songs and a re-enactment...

Russia: “Whack the Blogs”

  21 March 2007

Heribert Schindler of Rossijskaja Federazija “whacks” Russia blogs of a certain category: “My entry ‘Whack the Blogs’ is admittedly inspired by a most rabid and fascinating phenomenon of blogosphere, by a persuasively US based group of spin doctors who vehemently try to convince me of them being one single hateful...

Russia: Politkovskaya's Killers

  20 March 2007

As the world reads to remember Anna Politkovskaya tonight, La Russophobe posts a translation of a forum thread featuring photos of the Russian journalist's alleged killers following her into the supermarket just off Komsomolsky Prospekt in Moscow.

Russia: Now and Before

  20 March 2007

What has been written about Russia under Nicholas II sounds much like what could've been written about Putin's Russia. Apricotflan.com draws some conclusions and makes some forecasts.

Russia: Subway

  20 March 2007

Russian Beauty tours Moscow subway stations: Mayakovskaya and Park Pobedy.

  19 March 2007

The Russian Dilletante corrects Andre Glucksmann: “To use “the Kremin” to denote Russia's supreme authority in the 19th century is a crude anachronism. The seat of imperial power from Peter I to Nicholas II was St. Petersburg, and the period in Russian history from the early 18th century to 1917...

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