Monthly Archive: March 2007

Stalin in London

There’s a guy in my apartment block whose first name is Stalin. Well, I thought it was interesting. Anyway, you can learn more about Stalin (the former Soviet leader, not the guy who lives...

Interview: Nathan Hamm

A bit of a change of pace this month, as I interview one of the most prominent and, dare I say, senior, Central Asia bloggers, Nathan Hamm. Nathan founded Registan.net way back in 2003,...

India and Russia to co-operate in developing next-gen MiG?

India and Russia to co-operate in developing next-gen MiG?

Winds of Change reports that Russia and India are considering whether to build the next-generation MiG together. From India’s point of view, a firm development agreement that helps finance Russia’s next-generation plane is one...

Interview: Sean Guillory

Sean’s Russia Blog is one of the older, hardier Russia blogs, having been running now for almost two and a half years. Initially, like most of us, Sean started out as a solo blogger,...

New blog – российская-федерация

New blog – российская-федерация

New blogs seem to be lurching to life faster than I can keep up. One of the most recent is российская-федерация, by Heribert Schindler, seems to be majoring on relations between Russia and Germany....

Regional elections – guess who won?

Well, the preliminary results are in from the Regional elections that took place across Russia last weekend. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that pro-Putin party United Russia came first in 13 of...

PricewaterhouseCoopers investigated by Russian police

PricewaterhouseCoopers investigated by Russian police

The Moscow offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest of the Big Four global accounting firms, were searched by Russian tax police yesterday. PwC are accused of failing to pay 243 million rubles (about $9.3 million)...

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia is to more than double the size of its forces in Iraq, from 850 to 2,000.  The increase will make Georgia the fourth largest contributor of troops to the Coalition in Iraq, behind the US, UK...