Monthly Archive: June 2004

Ingushetia latest

Ingushetia latest

A couple of days after the raid on Ingushetia, everyone seems to be getting their bearings and slowly figuring out what exactly happened. Here are a few of the key developments of the last...

Major raid in Ingushetia

Major raid in Ingushetia

Monday night/early Tuesday morning several major battles took place in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia where up to 200 rebels launched a major raid. The bulk of the fighting was in the town of...

Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration

What was the most important military operation of June 1944? Not Operation Overlord (D-Day), but Operation Bagration, says Mike Davis. The operation began on 19 June 2004, when …a Soviet guerrilla army emerged from...

What to do when the water runs cold

What to do when the water runs cold

The first thing I ever bought in Irkutsk was an electric kettle. It was the best thing I ever bought. Not because it could make a mean cup of chai (although it could). But...

Trading oil for influence

Trading oil for influence

Russia is now the worlds largest producer of oil. Which is certainly nice for Russia, which is turning a tidy profit on the back of oil prices in excess of $40 per barrel. Russia...