Monthly Archive: April 2007

Euroblog roundup – 3

Euroblog roundup – 3

The Euroblog roundup will be hosted at Siberian Light this week, as Nosemonkey’s computer has packed in. Clearly, he should have bought the latest Russian model. Anyway, without further ado, I bring you the...

Poland and Ukraine to host Euro 2012

In a bit of a shock result, the joint bid from Ukraine and Poland has beaten hot favourites Italy to the right to host the Euro 2012 football tournament. There had been fears that...

Miss Yakutia finalist was a man

Scandal hit the Miss Virtual Yakutia contest this year, when it was revealed that one of the finalists… was a man. Newslab.ru reports: Anzhela Adamova was a young man called Oleg Goncharov, who decided...

Berezovsky says he wants to overthrow Putin – by force

Berezovsky says he wants to overthrow Putin – by force

Boris Berezovsky hit the headlines again today, claiming in an interview with a British newspaper that he was actively “plotting a new Russian revolution” – using force, if necessary. Apparently, he also told the Guardian...

What’s Google Maps hiding?

The image below is from Google Maps. Notice the blur in the middle? I didn’t put it there – Google did. Click on this link to check for yourself. Then scroll out a bit,...

Russian opposition to pick unified Presidential candidate

Russian opposition to pick unified Presidential candidate

A couple of stories have come out this week, saying that The Other Russia, an umbrella group of opposition parties, are meeting soon to pick a unified Presidential candidate to oppose any Kremlin-backed candidate...

Euroblog roundup

The second Euroblog roundup came out last weekend. One post in particular caught my eye – 1948 Blog’s article about how Russia is “hijacking” the European Court of Human Rights.  Apparently, there are about...

The best books about Russia… on the radio

The best books about Russia… on the radio

All through this week, BBC Radio 4 are reading a series of excerpts from the latest and best books on Russia. You can either listen live, or the shows will be archived on the...

Ozon.ru (Russia’s Amazon) gets $18m venture capital

Ozon.ru (Russia’s Amazon) gets $18m venture capital

Ozon.ru, Russia’s largest online bookstore, has received $18 million in venture capital funding from Cisco systems and German firm Index Ventures. The money will go primarily on expanding Ozon’s logistical infrastructure, by allowing them...

Russian blogs under legal threat?

Russian blogs under legal threat?

Interesting post at Publius Pundit about a loophole in the law that could mean Russian bloggers being held to the same standards as fully fledged media publications. Publius worries that this could lead to...