Russia

Trouble in the Caucasus, Day 2

9 August 2008 19:14

Edward Lucas concludes his op-ed in The Times on the Ossetian dilemma with this: The fighting should be a deafening…

Trouble in the Caucasus

8 August 2008 17:54

Far from Beijing, Russia and Georgia kick-off in South Ossetia. I suspect that this is going to prompt people to…

The Importance of Being Stubborn

14 April 2008 14:01

Charles Crawford, formerly Our Man in Warsaw, Sarajevo and Belgrade, thinks we should have told the Saudis to hop off…

Sell-By Dates Can Kill Too

1 April 2008 18:03

Intro of the Day: NIKOLSKOE, Russia (Reuters) – Fourteen members of a Russian doomsday cult on Tuesday abandoned the remote…

A Picture of Putin

19 December 2007 21:24

Rod has an excellent and rather moving wee tale about how Time magazine ended up with a photograph of Vladimir…

It’s a funny old world…

3 December 2007 6:07

“News” you expected from Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party has won a landslide election victory, official results show. With…

Oneupmanship Tutorial: War and Peace Division

7 November 2007 3:57

I’ve had occasion to write about Not Reading Books before. As a public service I’ve also mentioned the importance of…