Monthly Archive: February 2005

Some more thoughts on the Bush-Putin summit

Some more thoughts on the Bush-Putin summit

Although very few people in the world really know what Presidents George W Bush and Vladimir Putin talked about in their summit, leaks are beginning to trickle out. I found this one from Time...

War crimes on Russian tv

War crimes on Russian tv

Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow describes the following broadcast on Russian tv: I was just watching the 10pm news on NTV, and they showed a segment from Chechnya, where a group of Chechen fighters...

Central Asia votes

Central Asia votes

Sunday is the big day for elections in Central Asia where voters will be going to the polls in both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.  Nathan at The Argus is posting daily news roundups – here’s...

Weekly News #10

Weekly News #10

Today is a day of anniversaries.  Firstly it’s Defender of the Fatherland Day, a public holiday more commonly known as Army Day or Men’s Day, when Russia traditionally celebrates the glory of its military,...

Bush’s speech – what are the blogs saying?

Bush’s speech – what are the blogs saying?

Bush’s ‘peacemaking’ tour of Europe began with a speech in which he called for Europe (well, the EU) and America to work together to spread freedom and peace throughout the world.  Several states came...

How would YOU promote democracy in Belarus?

How would YOU promote democracy in Belarus?

Daniel Drezner discusses a Peter Savodnik article which compares the different approaches of the EU and the US to aid and democracy promotion in Belarus.  The US directed much of its funding to groups...

Weekly News #9

Weekly News #9

All quiet on the work front today, so sit back and enjoy a bumper roundup of this week’s Russia news. Foreign Policy The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect today amid concerns in Russia that...

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

The Kyoto Protocol  comes into force today, 90 days after Russia’s ratification meant that countries making up 55% of global energy are now signed up. A major part of the protocol involves the creation...

Today even Communists wear orange

Today even Communists wear orange

Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow reflects on the role of the Communist Party in Russia today.  It has been the organising force behind many of the recent anti-Putin protests that have swept across the...

Practical Russo-Japanese co-operation

Practical Russo-Japanese co-operation

While there is much hype about the increasingly close relationship between Russia and China, media coverage of Russo-Japanese relations tend to focus almost exclusively on the lack of a post-WW2 peace treaty between the...