Monthly Archive: April 2008

Russian Bear vodka advert

Normally, faux cyrillic writing does nothing more than irritate me. But this advert, for Russian Bear vodka, made me smile.

Want to use Wi-Fi in Russia? Don’t forget your permit!

If you ever travel to Russia on business, and want to use your notebook’s Wi-Fi, or perhaps your brand new iPhone, you might want to think again. Because Russia has just adopted a new regulation that requires every owner of a wireless device to register it with the authorities.

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia has written off Libya’s $4.6 billion debt in exchange for bilateral trade deals. The world’s attention has been on the arms deal, but lower profile deals are more valuable.

Putin to be United Russia boss?

Putin to be United Russia boss?

Not content with being Russia’s next Prime Minister, it appears that Vladimir Putin also has his sights set on being the head of the ruling United Russia party. According to news reports, he’ll be announced as party boss next week.