Stories about Russia from March, 2007
Russia: Higher Education Crisis
Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow writes in-depth on the troubles facing Russia's universities.
Russia: Spring in Moscow
Two-Zero captures a typical early-spring scene in Moscow.
Belarus: A Roundup
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: Deportation of Kalmyks
J. Otto Pohl posts a note on the deportation of the Kalmyks 63 years ago.
Russia, Estonia: German View on the Bronze Soldier
Rossijskaja Federazija looks at the Russian-Estonian dispute over the WWII monument from a German perspective.
Russia: NBP Banned Again
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the ban imposed on the National Bolshevik Party.
Russia: Problems at MGU
Sean's Russia Blog and La Russophobe (guest-blogging at Publius Pundit) report on the current problems at Moscow State University.
Russia: Billionaires and the “Elite”
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Russian billionaires and the Russian “elite.”
Eastern Europe: Edward Lucas Roundup
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
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: Tallinn and Narva
Itching for Eestimaa writes about a day spent in Tallinn (11 comments) and the city of Narva (35 comments).
Estonia, Russia: Football and (Lots of) Politics
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
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: Subway Dogs and Manners
Darkness at Noon writes about the Moscow subway – its dogs and the etiquette.
Russia: “Whack the Blogs”
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
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
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.
Russian Beauty tours Moscow subway stations: Mayakovskaya and Park Pobedy.
Darkness at Noon guest-blogs at Sean's Russia Blog on the recent elections and the Russian political culture.
Russia: Freedom of Speech
Vilhelm Konnander fears the Russian state may be preparing another attack on freedom of speech – and on bloggers – in Russia.