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Nina Jobe · September, 2013

California native, and long-time Russophile, Nina has been active on Twitter as @NinaIvanovna and blogged about Russian politics at Putinania since 2009. Her interests include social media, corruption, security, & terrorism, particularly in the North Caucasus. She currently resides in Tbilisi.

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Latest posts by Nina Jobe from September, 2013

25 September 2013

Rumors Fly that Putin Has Remarried

RuNet Echo

There have long been rumors that Putin has a romantic relationship with gymnast Alina Kabaeva. That gossip has flared up again, with suspicion that they may finally have wed.

18 September 2013

Is a Monument to Chechen Women an Affront to Russia?

RuNet Echo

Ramzan Kadyrov caused an outcry in the blogosphere when he dedicated a monument to a group of Chechen women who died during the Caucasus Wars in the 19th century.

6 September 2013

Russia's True Symbol: A Chechen Mosque?

RuNet Echo

The second round of a contest to choose ten lesser-known Russian tourist attractions turned violent on Saturday, August 31, 2013, when a crowd in Grozny began egging select telecoms offices.

1 September 2013

Putin's Kiss: Redux

RuNet Echo

Netizens joke about Putin's penchant for public displays of affection.

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