Monthly Archive: October 2005

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

Sometimes it seems as if terrorism in Russia is a phenomenon of the North Caucasus. But Moscow has been hit almost as hard over the last five years: Moscow´┐Żs police chief Col. Gen. Vladimir...

Communist leader Zyuganov to run for President

Communist leader Zyuganov to run for President

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov has all but declared his intention to run for the Presidency in 2008. The Moscow Times reports a speech he gave on Monday: “The party elected me leader, and...

Khodorkovsky sent to prison in Siberia, plans to complete PhD

Khodorkovsky sent to prison in Siberia, plans to complete PhD

Following his sentencing, ex-Yukos boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been sent to a jail in Siberia – YaG-14/10 to be precise, which is near Chita. His co-defendant, Platon Lebedev has been sent to a prison...

Felgenhauer’s Nalchik column canned

Felgenhauer’s Nalchik column canned

Pavel Felgenhauer’s regular Defense Dossier column wasn’t published in the Moscow Times this week. By the looks of things, his views on the Nalchik raid were considered unacceptable to the editor, who rejected it....

Norwegians hunt fugitive Russian trawler

Norwegians hunt fugitive Russian trawler

Mosnews reports that an exciting low speed sea chase is underway in the Barents Sea, where the Norwegian Coast Guard is trying to reel in a fugitive Russian trawler. The trawler, accused of fishing...

Russia, China AND India to hold joint military exercises?

Russia, China AND India to hold joint military exercises?

For China and India to become involved in a joint military exercise with Russia is a pretty far-fetched idea at the moment, I’d say,, but Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov, in India to observe...

Nalchik Raid – Roundup

Nalchik Raid – Roundup

It looks like the dust is beginning to settle after yesterday’s raid on the Southern Russian city of Nalchik, and the city is securely in the hands of the Russian military. In this post...

Major raid on Russian city – 60 reported dead

Major raid on Russian city – 60 reported dead

Reports are coming out of a major raid – presumably by Chechen militants – on Nalchik, a Southern Russian city. It looks like the raid, by approximately 150 gunmen according to reports, has been...

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

One of the joys of writing siberianlight.net is the random stuff I find while searching the net. Take this piece of Star Trek fan-fiction I found today on Technorati, for example, in which Capain...

The Russians invented blogging

The Russians invented blogging

Oh, come on! Don’t tell me you thought blogging was a modern phenomenon. How foolish can you be? A Russian thought up the concept of blogging way back in 1837. Prince Vladimir Odoevsky, a...