Monthly Archive: October 2007

New Russian Visa Regulations

New Russian Visa Regulations

Just a quick heads up to let you know that there have been a few changes to Russian Visa regulations recently. Firstly, and probably most significantly, Russian visa applications can usually only be made...

EU-Russia summit begins amidst tensions

EU-Russia summit begins amidst tensions

Hooray – it’s EU summit time again – this year we’re off to Portugal! As usual, the summit begins amongst tensions between the two European powerhouses (but, then again, if there were no tensions,...

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

A row seems to be on the verge of starting over a Russian art exhibition in London. The London Royal Academy of Arts is to host an exhibition of Russian and French masterpieces in...

Chessboard killer found guilty

Chessboard killer found guilty

Alexander Pichushkin – the Russian Chessboard killer – has been found guilty of murdering 48 people in Moscow. Officially he ended up 16 short of his goal of a body for each square on...

Russia to bribe Israel in their upcoming football match

Russia to bribe Israel in their upcoming football match

I’m fascinated by this London Times article which reports on a number of alleged conspiracy theories surrounding Russia’s upcoming Euro 2008 match against Israel. If the wooly – and completely unsourced – theories in...

Suicide bombers plan to assassinate Putin in Iran

Suicide bombers plan to assassinate Putin in Iran

Russian security services claim that they have uncovered a plan by a group of suicide bombers to assassinate Russian President Putin during his visit to Iran later this week. Advisors have informed Putin of...

Kissing Policemen bring shame to Russia

A picture of two Russian policemen kissing in a snow-covered Siberian forest – an homage to Banksy’s kissing policemen graffiti – has been banned from appearing in an exhibition of Russian art in Paris....