Monthly Archive: February 2007

Interview: Tim Newman

Some people fall in love with Russia, and so they move to Moscow. Some people, like me, fall in love with Russia so much that they go and live in Siberia. But Tim Newman...

Russia surrounded by USA

If you’re a Russian, how does it feel to be surrounded by the USA? This map shows just how many US bases ring Russia.

Is Democracy the answer to Russia’s problems?

Is Democracy the answer to Russia’s problems?

Ruminations on Russia has taken La Russophobe’s recent interview, and run with it, in “an attempt to lift the La Russophobe debate out of the mire.”  And he’s picked a pretty controversial topic –...

Explosion at McDonalds in St Petersburg

A bomb exploded in a McDonalds restaurant in St Petersburg last night, injuring six people. The police have ruled out terrorism, and are calling it “hooliganism”, linking it to an explosion last week in...

A note on why I interviewed La Russophobe

A note on why I interviewed La Russophobe

Since posting an interview with La Russophobe on Thursday, I’ve come in for some criticism, both in web comments, and via email. One reader was “absolutely baffled as to why you would actually have...

Interview: La Russophobe

La Russophobe exploded onto the Russian blogging scene in April last year and, since then has been offending Russiophiles left, right and centre with her opinions on Russia. Her views are strong, and she...

A new cold war? Don’t believe the hype

If you believe the hype, Vladimir Putin’s speech in Munich this weekend was little more than a declaration of a new Cold War.  If you look more closely, though, it’s little more than a...

Quick links

Quick links

It’s been a busy week, with not much time for posting.  So, in lieu of a real post, here’s a roundup of some of the Russia and FSU blogging that’s caught my eye over...