Monthly Archive: October 2004

Russians didn’t remove weapons from Iraq

Russians didn’t remove weapons from Iraq

Yesterday I noted John Shaw’s claims that Russia removed weaponry from Iraq just prior to the 2003 invasion. I argued his claims were rubbish. Now it turns out even the US administration doesn’t support...

Russia accused of removing WMDs from Iraq

Russia accused of removing WMDs from Iraq

Note (added 29/10/04): Shaw’s claims (below) have been rejected by the White House and the Pentagon. John A Shaw, America’s Deputy Undersecretary for International Technology Security, is behind the remarkable claim that Russian special...

Putin says No to 3rd term.  But not really.

Putin says No to 3rd term. But not really.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been attracting quite a bit of criticism on his visit to Ukraine for allegedly interfering in the Presidential election there. But what caught my eye was Putin’s statement about...

Khodorkovsky marks one year in jail

Khodorkovsky marks one year in jail

October 25th marked the one year anniversary of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s arrest at gunpoint on a Siberian airfield, an anniversary which not only escaped my notice, but the notice of most of the world’s...

Russia’s Booming Baby Market

Russia’s Booming Baby Market

Hot on the heels of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has adopted a Russian baby. Mosnews broke the news on Monday, revealing that Jolie fell in love with baby Gleb the...