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1 November 2008

Stories from 1 November 2008

Russia, Ukraine, Somalia: Cargo Ship “Faina”

Russian Navy Blog posts updates – here and here – on the capture of the MV Faina cargo ship by Somali pirates. At the time of the capture, the ship's...

Reforming the Malaysian Judicial Services

The Malaysian judiciary has long been criticised of corruption, and also for being less-than expeditious in its process. With the resignation of de facto Law Minister, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the...

Russia: “Fierce Critics”

Sean's Russia Blog traces the history of the phrase “fierce critic”: “This phrase has become a mantra; a verbal medal pinned on those who oppose the Russian government. For them,...

Russia: “Lenin Jugend is 90″

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog writes about the 90th anniversary of Komsomol, quoting a former functionary: “It was the best school for managers!” Dmitri Minaev of De Rebus Antiquis...

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