Monthly Archive: July 2007

CNN takes fake $100 bill story, and runs with it

CNN takes fake $100 bill story, and runs with it

Remember the story I posted a couple of weeks ago, about a member of Putin’s advance party to Kennebunkport trying to buy whisky with a fake $100 bill? Well, it’s hit the mainstream –...

Video of Putin’s Olympic speech in English

Video of Putin’s Olympic speech in English

President Putin’s speech to the Olympic Committee in Guatemala is widely credited as being one of the key factors that tipped the Winter Olympic vote in Sochi’s favour. And now, you can see the...

Russian Radio Player Gadget on your Windows Vista Sidebar

Russian Radio Player Gadget on your Windows Vista Sidebar

Those of you lucky enough to have upgraded to Windows Vista will have discovered the joys of Sidebar Gadgets by now.  But have you discovered the joys of Russian sidebar gadgets for Vista??  My favourite...

Russia’s Sochi to host the 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia’s Sochi to host the 2014 Winter Olympics

Congratulations to Sochi which was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics after a nailbiting vote last night. Sochi secured 51 votes at a meeting of International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates in Guatemala, beating its South...

Gazprom’s private army

The Russian Duma has today voted in favour of allowing Gazprom to form its own private army. Reuters reports: A law backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat State Duma lower house of parliament...

Allofmp3 dies, and is reborn

The Russian government has finally bitten the bullet, decided it wants to be in the World Trade Organisation more than it wants to be seen as a haven of music piracy, and closed Allofmp3.com....

Berezovsky trial begins, also charged with plotting coup

Berezovsky trial begins, also charged with plotting coup

Yesterday was a busy day for Boris Berezovsky.  Well, actually, the man himself was probably sat at home in London sipping a particularly fine wine, but it was a busy day for his prosecutors over in Moscow. ...