Monthly Archive: September 2005

Putin once again muddies waters on his future

Putin once again muddies waters on his future

Vladimir Putin once again managed to throw Kremlin watchers into a tizz, by giving another cryptic answer to the question of what he intends to do in 2008 when his second term as President...

Khodorkovsky roundup

Khodorkovsky roundup

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Yukos boss and now full-time jailbird, has been pretty busy over the past couple of weeks.  Yesterday saw the beginning of an appeal against his conviction for tax fraud and,...

Russia demands OSCE reforms

Russia demands OSCE reforms

OSCE delegates are considering a raft of Russian proposals to make the organisation ‘more effective.’  Russia effectively held a gun to the OSCE’s head a year ago, when it threatened to withold it’s budget...

Putin interview – says ‘No. I won’t run for President in 2008’

Putin interview – says ‘No. I won’t run for President in 2008’

Sitting in Glasgow airport’s Burger King (everything else was closed!) yesterday, this Times interview with President Putin caught my eye.  Actually, it’s not a transcript of an interview, more a number of quick quotes...