· August, 2006

Stories about Russia from August, 2006

Russia: A Tuk Tuk Journey

  9 August 2006

Tuk to the Road is a blog about “the trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton…in aid of the mental health charity Mind. […] On May 20th we're off on the trip of a lifetime, a 10,000...

Russia: Chechens and Navajos

  8 August 2006

J. Otto Pohl reviews citations of his work and runs into an interesting book that compares the Chechens and Navajos: “Both the ethnic cleansing of the Navajos and the Chechens took place during “Good Wars” at the hands of the “Good Guys.” The Union Army marched the Navajos to Bosque...

Russia: Madonna and the Church

  8 August 2006

Madonna is giving a concert in Moscow on Sept. 11, and Russian Orthodox Christian and Muslim representatives have already issued statements criticizing the upcoming show. Well-known gallery owner and once notorious political consultant Marat Guelman (LJ user galerist) isn't a fan of the clerics’ position (RUS): And now the popular...

Russia: “Gulagland”

  7 August 2006

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Vorkuta mayor's plans “to turn a former prison camp into a “reality” holiday camp for tourists looking to spice up their vacation with the experience of Soviet camp life.”

Russia: Child Abuse

  4 August 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog distributes blame for Russia's abused children: “Today Russia is awash in oil and gas money, the nation’s cities are growing again, and the country produces more young billionaires per capita than any other nation in the world. It is a shame that such a depravity...

Slovakia: Two Pravdas

  3 August 2006

Deleted By Tomorrow writes about Pravda.sk: “‘Slovakia's most widely read broadsheet,’ which means I wouldn’t touch it with a ten-feet pole, the daily newspaper Pravda was sold recently to the Daily Mail. The Glory of Carniola writes about Pravda.ru: “Let's all give a warm [Pozdravlyayu] (congratulations) to the Russian online...

Russia: More on Sychyov Case

  3 August 2006

Sean's Russia Blog writes that “the more information that comes out about the Sychyov Case, the more disgusting it becomes.”

Moldova, Russia: Transdniestria

  3 August 2006

Edward Lucas, the Economist's Central and East European correspondent, writes about Transdniestria and ICDISS (International Council for Democratic Institutions and State Sovereignty), a mysterious entity that has recently published a seemingly fake “treatise about Transdniestria’s claim to independence.”

Russia: Yukos’ Real Value

  3 August 2006

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert examines Yukos’ real value: “So Yukos is valued anywhere between $17.7bn and $35bn, depending on whom you believe. Yukos’ debts stand at $18.26bn, meaning that the company is only technically insolvent if the lowest figure is taken as correct. Unsurprisingly, this figure...

Information Access in Russia; Hospice Work in Ukraine

  2 August 2006

Marina Litvinovich – LJ user abstract2001 and founder of PravdaBeslana.ru (Truth Of Beslan, a site that contains transcripts of Beslan-related trials as well as other information on the tragedy) – notes that it's significantly harder to ensure free access to information in Russia than it is in the United States...

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