· May, 2009

Stories about Russia from May, 2009

Russia: Visa Application Process

  12 May 2009

White Sun of the Desert writes about the Russian visa application process: “Then at the beginning of this year they decided that all applications had to come with a notarised translation of every page of your passport, including all visas and stamps therein. I have a 48-page passport with stamps...

Russia: More Coverage of Moscow Fire

  10 May 2009

Some more blog coverage of the fire in Moscow: A YouTube video by Andrei Kharlanov, who is also posting updates (RUS) and photos on Twitter – @andreikharlanov; LJ user q-u-a-t-t-r-o (lives 1.5 km away from the fire, reports from as close as 600 meters), LJ user eparhial, LJ user unter_dem_meer,...

Russia: Gas Pipeline Blast in Moscow

  9 May 2009

Russian bloggers are posting photos of the fire caused by a gas pipeline blast in Moscow a few hours ago: LJ user buchwurm, LJ user goodwine, LJ user principiale, LJ user maroot, LJ user volland. A YouTube video by HorseWhispererRF is here.

Russia: Authorities Embrace Skype

  8 May 2009

Profy writes about one of the implications of the Russian authorities’ discovery of Skype: “Another problem here is that Russian authorities are known for their corrupt practices so it is no wonder that Russian people are already wondering if they will have to bribe the officials via Webmoney – a...