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.
Latest posts by Nina Jobe from September, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Netizens joke about Putin's penchant for public displays of affection.