Monthly Archive: March 2008

Rugby: Russia beat Romania to go top of table

Rugby: Russia beat Romania to go top of table

A hard fought 12-8 win over Romania propels Russia to the top of the European Nations Cup table, setting up a winner takes all title clash with old rivals Georgia.

Has Kosovo set a precedent?

The Duma’s Committee for CIS Affairs has recommended that the Russian Government create diplomatic missions in the three unrecognized republics – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Trans-Dneister (Pridnestrovie).

Top flight football returns to Chechnya

Tonight, for the first time in more than a decade, top-flight Russian football will be played in Chechnya. After years of playing in exile, Terek Grozny have finally been granted permission to play at their home city.

Merkel doesn’t say goodbye to Putin

Merkel doesn’t say goodbye to Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel becomes the first head of state since the election to formally meet both Putin and Medvedev.

Is the US replacing Russia as Asia’s arms supplier?

Is the US replacing Russia as Asia’s arms supplier?

As the US and India announce they will co-operate on a missle defence system, we examine whether Russia has what it takes to remain Southern Asia’s foremost arms supplier.

Russia Blog roundup

Russia Blog roundup

There are so many high quality posts out there at the moment, that I think I might just manage to get through a whole roundup without mentioning the election…